Javier Hernandez

Javier Hernandez

Tottenham were snooping around Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez on summer deadline day, and their need for another body in the striking mix will undoubtedly put the poaching Mexican back in their transfer plans again this January.

The 25 year-old has been hinting at an Old Trafford departure for some time, rather miffed about being some way down in the Red Devils’ pecking order behind Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney. That disillusion will be further heightened by the fact David Moyes has opted to field Adnan Januzaj and Danny Welbeck in recent weeks, leaving Chicarito to take up his customary role on the bench.

And despite nearly half of his outings for the Premier League champions coming as a substitute, Hernandez dons a decent record of 55 goals in 136 appearances since arriving in England back in 2010.

Most importantly, he’s reached double figures in his last three Premier League campaigns, although he’s found just two goals in the league since the summer.

Possessing penetrating pace and pure lethality inside the box, the Mexican international’s movement and anticipation is second to none in the English top flight, whilst his ability to get in behind defences would provide the Lilywhites with a similar kind of service to Jermain Defoe.

There’s no doubt Hernandez would be a dangerous goalscoring weapon in the hands of another English club – if they warranted him enough playing time.

As previously mentioned, Tottenham were keen to snap up the 5 foot 9 striker in the summer, but reportedly baulked at United’s price-tag of around £15million.

Bringing him in this January could be an even tougher task however; Van Persie and Rooney are both sidelined for the next few weeks through injury, and the Red Devils are now in direct competition with Spurs for fourth spot.

 


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