Report: Tottenham prepare initial £8m bid to sign Manchester United's Javier Hernandez

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Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly poised to bid £8m for Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez.

According to The Sun, Tottenham Hotspur are set to make an £8m bid for Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez as they look for attacking reinforcements.

With Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado struggling for goals last season, much of the goalscoring burden fell on Harry Kane - and manager Mauricio Pochettino will be keen to make sure that Spurs aren't reliant on just one player in the final third.

Another striker is certainly needed, and it seems that Manchester United's Javier Hernandez is one of Pochettino's top targets this summer.

The Mexican striker has just returned from a season-long loan spell with Real Madrid, and despite United having few strikers in their ranks right now, the 27-year-old could be allowed to leave Old Trafford permanently this summer.

With that in mind, The Sun report that Tottenham are set to lodge a first bid of £8m for Hernandez, with Spurs keen to find a forward to complement England star Kane.

Whether United would accept such an offer remains to be seen, but it appears to be a given that Tottenham will push for a new forward before the start of the Premier League season.

Is Hernandez what Spurs need?

Hernandez is a poacher - pure and simple. He shows good movement inside the six yard box and would score goals for Spurs, but that doesn't mean that he's exactly what Tottenham require right now.

Kane is the undoubted first choice striker for Spurs, and in Pochettino's 4-2-3-1 system, Hernandez would primarily have to settle for being on the bench, with Kane leading the way in attack.

A forward who can play up front as well as out wide - such as West Brom's Saido Berahino - would be ideal for Tottenham right now, giving Pochettino some flexibility rather than the somewhat limited Hernandez, who offers little outside the penalty area.

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