The 15th round of matches in the Apertura 2017 of the Liga MX featured several exciting games filled with controversies and goals. Among these high-scoring affairs was Leon’s 6-2 win against Veracruz at home; with Elias Hernandez among the top performers in the game scoring a brace.
The Mexican midfielder is living one of the best moments of his career in this Liga MX Apertura 2017 with Los Esmeraldas. Hernandez improved to six goals on the season and has also contributed with seven assists proving to be one of Leon’s most vital players in this tournament.
In January there were rumors that Italian Serie A team Genoa was interested in the 29-year-old and it would not be surprising to see European teams come in for Hernandez in the next transfer window. Hernandez is not the quickest player but has a decent shot and a spectacular crossing ability that can be useful to any team.
Juan Carlos Osorio has consistently called the Michoacán native to the Mexican national team and he is likely to feature in the next World Cup. Not everyone reaches Europe at a young age like the case for most Mexican players and the move would benefit Mexican soccer, Elias Hernandez, and especially the national team.
Players like Carlos Vela and Giovani and Jonathan Dos Santos have taken the unpopular route of playing in the MLS before the next World Cup. But trending players like Elias Hernandez still have an opportunity to reach Europe and play at a higher level, before the global competition in Russia next summer.