The name of Abel Hernandez has been mentioned in connection with a transfer to Spurs in the past, but it hadn’t appeared for some months, and when you look at the Uruguayan’s overall scoring record, maybe that was a good thing.

There is a new story emerging this week however, claiming that a bid from Spurs in the region of around £9m was tabled in the summer and that the club may return once more for the 21 year old Palermo striker in January. It’s thought however that Real Madrid, Roma, Arsenal and Chelsea may also be interested.

When you look at his strike ratio, it’s a little difficult to see why there would be so much interest and to date, Hernandez has netted 29 times in 100 senior games at club level in addition to his three goals in eight matches for the Uruguayan national side.

At 21, he has got plenty of time to develop of course but ultimately Abel Hernandez may not be the prolific striker that Spurs need.



  1. Don’t read too much into a strike rate. Firstly you underestimate how good 1 in 3 strike rate is – especially for a 21 year old. Plus 100 games? That must be 3-4 seasons. So we are counting his strike rate from around 18 years old. Adebayor’s strike rate wasn’t good when he signed for Arsenal. You must look at the attributes of the player. When we signed Rebrov and Pav and Bent, we looked at their stats and their hype. When signing a striker, you must look past that, and look at their attributes and how they could fit into the team. People are calling for Leandro, but it all looks too late to get him – he is already making a name for himself – and it is harder to snatch a striker (that is scroing) from under the noses of others (like we did with Sandro). Either he will go to a more eastablished CL side, or he will become too expensive and a massive gamble.

  2. Good skill, good pace, still young and looks like a decent option to add to our attackers as maybe a wide striker. We could certainly do with another attacking player with skill and pace but we also could do with a more consistent goalscorer. He would give us good options though

  3. Seen him play in the flesh last year at Aviva in Dublin for Uruquay honestly couldn’t believe how good he is pace movement balance unbelievable, he played through the middle at Palermo he’s used on the flanks of front 3 u have to remember Henry, bergkamp & even balotelli were far from prolific in Italy.
    This guy is the real deal & would suit spurs style of play down to the ground, In Uruquay he’s called the jewel in the south American crown & is sewn as one day being better than suarez, If we sign him w’el be drooling over how good he is.


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