Javier Hernandez

Javier Hernandez

Spurs will undoubtedly be on the hunt for a new striker in January, with strike duo Jermain Defoe and Roberto Soldado finding just one goal from open play between them so far this season.

One of the names most commonly linked since the summer is Manchester United supersub Javier Hernandez, whom the Lilywhites were sniffing around on deadline day back in September.

The third-generation Mexico international is some way down the Old Trafford pecking order, but there’s no doubt he’s got the potential to be a prolific weapon in the hands of another Premier League club; Chicarito has reached double figures in the scoring charts for his last three domestic campaigns, despite nearly half of his Red Devils outings coming from the bench.

But that said club should not be Tottenham Hotspur – if two front men measuring in at under 5 foot 10 that decisively belong to the ‘poacher’ category of striker can’t find a goal in open play, throwing another one into the mix is hardly going to rescue the situation.

The Spurs forward line is desperately lacking in physical presence, which United’s 5 foot 9 super-sub won’t be able to solve.