How joining Spurs would be pointless for Chicharito

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Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez would be ill advised to make a move to Tottenham Hotspur.

Several online sources have suggested today that Chicharito is a £15 million target for Tottenham Hotspur and while the prospect of playing football somewhere else could appeal to the Mexican, it would be a pointless move.

Spurs have done very well so far this summer bulking up their attacking options as they prepare for the imminent departure of Gareth Bale.

Roberto Soldado has come in and has hit the ground running with a deal for Erik Lamela in the pipeline and reports that Christian Eriksen of Ajax may finally know his Premier League destination.

Hernandez has never had a problem with United. He’s a very passionate striker and the sort of player that any manager would want to have in his squad over the course of a long season.

His problem seems to be the playing time he was given at Old Trafford last season, as Sir Alex Ferguson used him as back up to his other main strikers.

That doesn’t look as though it’s going to change, which is the reason reports of Hernandez wanting a move away were produced in the first place but he doesn’t seem to have a personal desire to leave Manchester.

The main problem with a proposed move to North London is that very little would change from his current situation.

Andre Villas-Boas has hinted through recent team selections and tactics that he’s looking to build his current side around using Soldado as the main number nine sort of striker.

That’s the role that Chicharito has always played for United and whichever way you look at it, he’d have to turn himself into a number ten to get into the same Tottenham side as the Spaniard.

Then throw into the mix the arrival of Lamela and possibly Eriksen, two players who can easily play that number ten role effectively for the club.

Hernandez could potentially be left waiting for an injury to try and get a chance at White Hart Lane, the exact same thing he’s doing at Old Trafford at the moment.

It would be a shame if he pushed for a move away from United before the close of the summer transfer window because he’s a popular player at Old Trafford and a forward with an impressive record despite his inconsistent starts and appearances.

If Hernandez wants to leave United then Spurs are not the club he should be joining. There are other teams across Europe who will have a pressing need for a striker of his type and quality, which would allow him to dominate the attack of those sides.

They are the clubs he should be looking at.

What do you think? Would Spurs be a poor move for the Mexican?

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