Andre-Villas-Boas has been working extremely hard this summer to put Spurs in a position where they can challenge for a top four slot.
With Arsenal stagnating, Liverpool failing to convince anybody and Manchester City slipping up early, there’s a clear opportunity for Spurs to strike their claim this season. Heck, some are even tipping them to be title contender.
Whilst I think this kind of hyperbole may be coming a little too soon, I fully expect Tottenham to impress this season. They’ve brought in so many fantastic new players and have built up so much good will, that I’m sure this will translate into decent results.
Spurs have also cultivated one of the best all-round squads in the Premier League. I’d argue that Spurs now have strength in depth in all positions, especially in the midfield. But I can’t help but feel that they still need to make another astute addition to their forward line-up.
Yes, Roberto Soldado has already been brought in (and scored two Premier League goals), but I think the Spaniard needs a little extra help. Emmanuel Adebayor was woeful last season and Jermaine Defoe is getting on in years. Bringing in another player to inspire some competition could be just the ticket.
I call him unfortunate, because Hernandez has done everything he can to strike a claim for a starting berth at Old Trafford. It’s his misfortune that he happens to play for a club that has Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney on their roster.
I’d argue that Chicharito needs a change in scenery and an opportunity to establish himself at another top club. Spurs would provide him with this.
According to The Mirror, AVB is working hard to make a deal happen. They suggest he’s looking to land Hernandez for £7-8m, whilst Manchester United are holding out for £15m.
I’d argue that United’s evaluation is closer to the Mexican forward’s true value. His movement and goal-scoring prowess is simply fantastic. Last season he scored 18 goals in 36 games, many of which were as a substitute. In total, he’s scored 50 goals in 117 appearances for the club.
At 25-years-old, he’s about to enter his peak and deserves to be playing regular first team football. Let’s hope that Spurs are able to give him the chance that he needs. With the transfer window about to slam shut, AVB will have to act quickly!
What’s your take? Could Tottenham really snap up Javier Hernandez?
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