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Javier Hernandez World Cup form suggests he’d be perfect for Tottenham Hotspur

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Javier Hernandez World Cup form suggests he’d be perfect for Tottenham Hotspur

The Mexico striker could be everything Tottenham are looking for in a front-man.

It would be fair to say West Ham fans feel they have not seen the best of Javier Hernandez since his move to London. After two seasons, 76 appearances and 39 goals at Bayer Leverkusen the Hammers managed to convince him to head back to the UK. The former Manchester United striker arrived last summer in a £16 million deal. However, the Mexican did not make the impact West Ham fans were hoping for.

Slaven Bilic, the manager who signed him, was sacked and David Moyes did not use him as much or anywhere near as correctly. The result was just eight goals for the club.

(during the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and West Ham United at Amex Stadium on February 3, 2018 in Brighton, England.

But his form for Mexico at the World Cup this summer has been a timely reminder of what he is capable of. One assist and one goal from his opening two games has highlighted his excellent play.

It is the sort of form that should have Tottenham Hotspur taking notice. Spurs are being linked with a host of new strikers yet again this summer, but Hernandez would be the perfect signing.

Either as back-up to Kane or as a starter alongside him, his poacher’s instincts and channel running would make him deadly at Tottenham. With the likes of Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Kieran Trippier supplying, Hernandez could easily be Tottenham’s cost-effective striker option.

Premier League experience, international pedigree and likely to not be overly expensive? Chicharito would be a brilliantly shrewd recruit from Tottenham Hotspur.

Mathew Nash

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Previously spent five years writing for HITC Sport. Everton fan for my sins.

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