The LA Galaxy officially announced the transfer a few hours later, following a published interview in the newspaper with the 31-year-old in which he spoke about his excitement over the move to MLS, and he was pictured wearing his new club's jersey.
Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro produced a performance worthy of a top striker by scoring twice in a 2-1 win for Zinedine Zidane's side over Sevilla on Saturday that took them top of La Liga for at least 24 hours.
Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez has been left out of Sevilla's squad for Saturday's game at former club Real Madrid as his impending move to LA Galaxy draws closer.
The Mexico international didn't train with the team on Thursday or Friday with negotiations underway ahead of a highly anticipated move to Major League Soccer.
Sevilla said on Friday afternoon that "Chicharito" was not included in the 20-man squad selected by coach Julen Lopetegui as he "continues to negotiate his possible departure."