Manchester United land Mexico starlet Javier Hernández

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Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Mexico striker Javier Hernández from Chivas Guadalajara for an undisclosed fee.

Personal terms have been agreed and Hernández passed a medical in Manchester this week. If a permit is granted, Javier will become a United player on July 1, 2010.

Javier Hernández poses with Manchester United shirtJavier Hernández poses with Manchester United shirt

The 21-year-old, who is the first Mexican player to sign for the club, will be the second new face at Old Trafford next season, with the Red Devils having already agreed a deal for Fulham defender Chris Smalling.

Hernández has an impressive scoring record in the Mexican league, finding the net 10 times in 11 appearances for Chivas this term.

"It’s a dream and I feel so happy," Hernández told MUTV.

"I’ve really enjoyed my week in Manchester – the stadium, the atmosphere at the club and the history are incredible and I want to do great things here."

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson added: "I am delighted to reach agreement with Chivas to bring such an exciting young striker, who has been in such prolific form for both his club and his country.

"He will be a great addition to our squad and we look forward to welcoming our first Mexican player in the summer.

"We are equally excited to play our first game in Mexico, opening the magnificent new Chivas Stadium in July."

As part of the deal, United will play a match to open Chivas' new 45,000-capacity stadium in Guadalajara ahead of next season.

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