Tottenham and Liverpool are interested in Javier Hernandez. The reports suggest they are chasing a deal that would bring the former Manchester United favourite back to English football. 18 months after he left the Premier League for Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga.
Daily Mirror reports
According to the Daily Mirror, both English clubs have other priorities in the transfer market this January. Liverpool are said to want a winger, while Spurs are after a creative midfielder. However, striker problems for each club could prompt a more concerted effort to land Hernandez.
That means attempting to move for the Mexican international, who is also thought to be a potential target for Valencia, sooner rather than later. It is alleged that the La Liga side are even willing to offer the player’s full £33.5m release clause.
Having seen his chances at Old Trafford dry up and play only a bit-part role at Real Madrid on loan. ‘Chicharito’ has rediscovered his form in Germany and last season produced a career high tally of 26 goals in all competitions.
Hernandez is still fondly remembered at Old Trafford. You’d have to question if he would be prepared for a Premier League return, worst of all with his former club’s direct rival.
Is it worth the gamble?
At Liverpool, the arrival of any new forward could spell the end for Daniel Sturridge who is still wanted by West Ham United. You do have to question if Liverpool would be prepared to pay anything close to the reported £33.5m release clause.
Someone of Javier Hernandez’s quality, goal threat and movement may be worth a look at in more detail. He has Premier League experience and with his experience at Man United he will know all about the Anfield faithful. Maybe it’s not a gamble after all?