Tottenham Transfer News: Spurs To Move For Manchester United's Javier Hernandez In January

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Tottenham Transfer News: Spurs To Move For Manchester United's Javier Hernandez In January

It has emerged on Wednesday that Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is looking at Manchester United's goal poaching striker Javier Hernandez, as one of their main targets during the January transfer window.

Hernandez is not expected to gain a lot of playing time for United this season after the signing of Robin Van Persie from Arsenal. With the likes of him, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck all seemingly ahead of Hernandez in the pecking order, it is likely he will become more and more frustrated at watching from the sidelines.

Whilst Spurs are still looking for other attacking options, Andre Villas-Boas has been an admirer of Hernandez since his days with Chelsea and will tempt the 24-year-old Mexican international away from Old Trafford with the promise of more first team game time.

Hernandez joined United from Guadalajara in 2010 and has since scored 32 goals for the Premier League giants in just 82 appearances, many of those as a substitute. An impressive record thus proving the natural goal poaching ability that the player possesses. 

At international level he also has a very good record, in only 39 appearances he has tallied up 25 goals, that is over a goal a game. 

Tottenham won't be alone in their pursuit of the striker with both Arsenal and Chelsea showing some interest as well. 

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will be keen to keep hold of his goal scoring asset but at the age of 24, it will be tough to keep him there unless he is getting regular football.