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Tottenham Hotspur Emerge As Favourites For Manchester United Striker

Spurs are leading the race to secure the signing of wantaway Mexican striker Javier Hernandez from Manchester United.

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Tottenham Hotspur have emerged as the favourites for the signing of striker Javier Hernandez from Manchester United, according to reports in The Express.

The Mexican forward is set to leave Old Trafford this summer after struggling for first team appearances last season, with Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck all ahead of Hernandez in the pecking order.

Hernandez burst onto the scene in the Premier League in 2010 when he joined from Mexican club Guadalajara, with his movement and finishing ability making him one of the most impressive natural goalscorers in the league.

The deficiencies in his all-round game have slowly been exposed since then, however, and he is now largely used as an impact substitute both by United and Mexico at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

A move to White Hart Lane may reignite the career of Hernandez, who undoubtedly has the capability to score plenty of goals in the Premier League if he is given the playing time.

With Emmanuel Adebayor remaining an unreliable presence and big money flop Roberto Soldado having struggled to adapt to Premier League life, new Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will need to find a striker who can guarantee goals if he is to complete his objective of qualifying for the Champions League in twelve months’ time.

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