Spanish YouTube and Twitch star Ibai Llanos has completed the signing of Mexico and LA Galaxy star Chicharito (Javier Hernández). The 34-year-old striker appeared live with Ibai to announce the signing on Ibai’s Twitch channel.
Ibai’s team is known as FC Porcinos.
CHICHARITO x @FCPorcinos.
MI PRIMER FICHAJE PARA LA @KingsLeague.
IMAGINEMOS COSAS CHINGONAS. pic.twitter.com/RKvG2Nxs7x
Chicharito had previously been seen being emotional at the news Ibai wanted to sign him. At that invite from Ibai the Mexican star said: “I don’t have any games until the 25th of February with LA Galaxy. It’s something we can talk about, my agent will have to get involved a bit because I’m an employee of one of the biggest clubs in MLS but we can negotiate and try it! It’d be so cool to pull this off, I really appreciate it!”
The phrase ‘Imaginemos cosas chingonas’ used by Chicharito before beating Germany in the World Cup, is often translated as “Let’s imagine amazing things.”
The Kings League is a new soccer project from former Barcelona defender Piqué and influencer Ibai. The idea is a seven-a-side tournament with soccer stars and former players, along with well-known streamers, as well as members of the public, taking part.
Ibai, who has nine million followers on YouTube, operates the world’s fourth-most followed Twitch channel in the world, which is the number one Spanish-language channel. Along with Piqué, he is the co-founder of Esports team KOI.
Coach Gerardo Martino said back in September that despite Chicharito’s solid form in the MLS he had “simply opted for other forwards.”
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