Pochettino: 'Nothing concrete' despite speculation linking Spurs with Javier Hernandez

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Mauricio Pochettino has played down speculation linking Spurs with a move for Javier Hernandez.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has told ESPN that alleged interest in Manchester United's Javier Hernandez is purely speculation.

The Spurs boss saw his side lose 2-1 to the MLS All-Stars on Wednesday evening, though Harry Kane's goal has given fans encouragement that he can continue his goalscoring exploits into next season.

Even if that is the case for Kane, Pochettino still needs reinforcements in attack. Roberto Soldado has been ineffectual since his move from Valencia two years ago, whilst Sky Sports report that Emmanuel Adebayor will undergo a medical with Aston Villa ahead of a reunion with former boss Tim Sherwood.

That leaves Pochettino desperately needing another forward, and recent rumours from The Mirror suggested that Spurs had eyed up Manchester United's Javier Hernandez as a possible target.

However, Pochettino has told ESPN that there is 'nothing concrete' in speculation surrounding a move for Hernandez, suggesting that the Mexican international is just one of a plethora of players to be linked with Spurs.

"About Javier Hernandez, those are rumours and nothing more," said Pochettino. "There is nothing concrete. He is a Manchester United player and logically a lot of names are getting suggested for Tottenham and Javier is just one more," he added.

Hernandez, 27, has just returned to Old Trafford following a season-long loan spell with Real Madrid, where he scored nine goals in 33 games.

His Manchester United future is up in the air though, even after the Red Devils saw Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie leave the club this summer.

Hernandez is a pure poacher and doesn't offer much more than that, so there would be doubts over whether he's really what Tottenham need right now.

Pochettino ideally needs to bring in a pacey forward who can play up front or out wide - such as Saido Berahino of West Brom - as well as a focal point, target man-type striker like Fernando Llorente; two criteria that Hernandez does not fit in, making it no surprise that Pochettino has played down rumours of a move for the United ace.

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