Tottenham were yesterday linked with a move for the Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez.
The Mexican is already a target for West Ham who have made a £9m move and United could let the 27-year old move if they can bring in another striker to boost their squad.
So is he the right man for Spurs? The biggest stumbling block could be his wages, with Hernandez currently on £100,000 a week. That’s too rich for someone who’s likely to be a squad player, so unless he’d be happy with a wage cut then the move is a non-starter.
In terms of playing style he could fit the bill. Always a threat when brought off the bench, the pace of Hernandez would make for an interesting alternative to Harry Kane. Christian Eriksen would thrive off the type of balls he could play in behind a back four for Hernandez to run on to, as would Kane if employed deeper.
Where Hernandez can struggle is as a lone striker. He struggles to hold up play and is ill-suited to games in which you’d want a striker to keep possession.
In the modern age that makes him something on an anomaly and it’s little wonder then that he seems accustomed to his role as a super-sub and doesn’t seem to expect regular football at United.
Would Hernandez be the perfect striker to add to the options at Tottenham? Watch his goals from last season on-loan at Real Madrid and let us know.