Tottenham have to promise one thing if they want to sign Hernandez

Reported Tottenham Hotspur target Javier Hernandez' comments suggest he only wants assurances over playing time ahead of his next move.

Tottenham Hotspur have frequently been linked with moves for Manchester United owner Javier Hernandez.

They were linked with the Mexican before his loan switch to Real Madrid and they’re being linked with him again after Los Blancos revealed they wouldn’t be trying to make the deal permanent.

Tottenham should pounce and Hernandez’s comments suggest the only assurance he’s looking for is that he’ll play regularly wherever he ends up.

“I am not sure what will happen in the summer yet - but whatever happens I need guarantees. I am 26 now - in the summer I will be 27 - I must be at a club where I am going to be playing regularly,” he’s quoted by the Mail.

“Wherever I am playing next season - I will make sure I have those sort of assurances.”

Hernandez seems to have gone to Real Madrid with the blind hope that he would have played more games than he had done at the Bernabeu.

He’s effectively in the same situation he found himself in at Manchester United; at a huge club but behind other players in the pecking order.

If Mauricio Pochettino feels he needs another striker and attempts to sign Jay Rodriguez from Southampton fail, all he has to do to convince Chicharito that Tottenham is a good option is to play him.

It’s a difficult promise for Pochettino to make considering the form of Harry Kane this season and the chance that Roberto Soldado could now go on the goalscoring run the boss has predicted at times over the first half of the campaign.

Emmanuel Adebayor may have to make way before Daniel Levy commissions any big move, but it’s a no brainer because of the goalscoring killer instinct the Mexican has in front of goal.

United showed they’re not afraid of doing business with their rivals by selling Danny Welbeck to Arsenal and that’s just extra incentive for Spurs to do a deal, if the boss feels he needs another attacking player.

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