Report: West Ham and Tottenham-linked Javier Hernandez asks club to reduce £12 million asking price

Javier Hernandez

It is understood Tottenham and West Ham-linked Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez wants his asking price reduced in order to seek regular first team football away from Old Trafford.

According to the Daily Star, Mexican international striker Javier Hernandez is set to hold showdown talks with Manchester United this week over the fee being demanded for his transfer.

Reports suggest that the player's representatives are bemused by the talk of the Red Devils seeking £12 million for his signature and they will request it is halved - to £6 million - in order for the 27-year-old to seek first team action.

Hernandez has been heavily-linked with a move to both Tottenham and West Ham since the start of the current window, with the latter said to have made a £12 million bid - as reported by the London Evening Standard.

For both clubs, the Manchester United striker would be seen as a valuable addition to a strike force lacking any significant depth. 

At White Hart Lane, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino yesterday admitted the lack of attacking options at his disposal. 

With Emmanuel Adebayor is set to join Aston Villa and Roberto Soldado also likely to follow him out the exit door, which, as it stands, would leave Kane as Spurs’ only recognised frontman.

Meanwhile, at the Boleyn Ground, injury to Enner Valencia, sustained during the Hammers' Europa League tie versus Astra, means securing a forward is Slaven Bilic’s top priority for the start of the season.

The Ecuadorian is expected to be out for up to three months, and with Andy Carroll also facing a spell on the sidelines, Bilic's striking options are left threadbare – Modibo Maiga and Diafra Sakho are now the only recognised available strikers.

Would Hernandez be a good signing?

Even in his earlier United days he experienced a distinct lack of game time, yet he still contributed a minimum of ten league goals each term - aside from during a largely forgettable campaign under David Moyes, during which he scored on just four occasions. 

Hernandez is yet to be rewarded with a full season at Old Trafford and this suggests a more prominent role at a slightly lesser club is exactly what he needs. Approaching the prime years of his career, he is a forward who is easily capable of scoring 15 or more goals per season.

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