Tottenham, who have been one of the biggest spenders in the Premier league this summer, do not appear to have finished with their transfer business as of yet. They are targeting the signing of Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, who is thought to be unsettled at Old Trafford due to lack of regular first-team football.
The striker was signed from Mexican club for £ 7 million a few years ago. He turned out to be a bargain in his first season at Old Trafford by scoring 20 goals, but he has found first team opportunities limited since then.
Hernandez has been linked with a move to the likes of Valencia in the last few weeks. He is keen on playing regularly ahead of the World Cup in 2014. Even though the chances of Mexico playing in this competition appear extremely low, Hernandez wants to be involved regularly. New United manager David Moyes has preferred to using Danny Welbeck up front along with Robin van Persie. Even the star striker Wayne Rooney has found himself on the bench at the start of the season. Despite his good performances last season, Tottenham are looking to sell Jermain Defoe before the close of the transfer window.
They have already brought in Roberto Soldado from Valencia for a club record transfer fee of £ 26 million. They are widely thought to have agreed a fee to sell Gareth Bale to Real Madrid, which will see the Premier league club getting around £ 86 million in return. They have already invested a sizeable portion of this money in buying players like Soldado and Paulinho. Manager Andre Villas-Boas recently said that he expected more transfer activity from the club.
Hernandez may have to put in a transfer request or Tottenham need to come up with around £ 15 million in order to make the transfer happen.