Tottenham join race to sign £9m rated Manchester United striker

Tottenham have reportedly joined West Ham in the race to sign Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez, according to the Metro.

Slaven Bilic’s men have made a £9m offer for the Mexican, the Metro report, but they will have to beat off competition from their London rivals for his signature.

However, both clubs could be set to miss out, as the Daily Star previously reported that the Hammers were told by United that Hernandez is not for sale. The Manchester Evening News had suggested earlier in the month that the 27-year-old was set to leave Old Trafford despite suffering a broken collarbone.

But, following the losses of Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie, Louis van Gaal has been left with few options, perhaps prompting a change of heart regarding Hernandez’s future.

Mauricio Pochettino is in a similar position in terms of the options he has available. While Harry Kane shone at White Hart Lane during the last campaign, Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor endured torrid times in front of goal, with only three Premier League strikes between them. The Metro suggest that the latter pair will be sold during this summer to free up funds.

However, the Metro report that Spurs are against the idea of paying Hernandez’s £100,000 a week wages.

Should they decide to take the gamble, they will be hoping that they have secured the striker that shone during his first years at Old Trafford. While he enjoyed a promising loan spell at Real Madrid, he looked short of confidence, as first-team opportunities were difficult to come by.

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