Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly made an £8m offer for Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez, according to the Sun.
The forward – who has scored forty goals in 74 international appearances for Mexico – spent last year on loan at Real Madrid, where he struck 7 times in 23 league appearances. He has been linked with a move away from United even though, with the club’s current lack of strikers, Louis van Gaal seemed set to give him another chance.
“I have long-term expectations but you never know in this football world,” van Gaal recently said. “But yes, normally I have long-term expectations of Javier Hernandez.”
However the Sun are reporting that the London club have made an £8m offer to try and tempt United into parting with the striker who has 59 goals in 154 games for the Reds since signing in 2010. United have been linked with Harry Kane this summer but it seems as if Kane and Hernandez may be lining up together at White Hart Lane instead.
There has been a generally welcome reception to the idea of Hernandez remaining at United, such is his knack of scoring important goals and impact from the bench. It appears unlikely that the Reds would get a striker of his calibre to come in for the price quoted.
It is a bit of a coincidence that Tottenham Hotspur were linked with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in 1998, after United signed Dwight Yorke. The player rejected the move and instead fought for his place, making his name in the club’s history remembered forever more less than a year afterwards.
However, Chicharito’s future may depend on United’s own pursuit of a striker – with rumours that Pedro of Barcelona is set to join the Reds, Van Gaal may still feel like another senior forward is needed so the club aren’t caught short next year.