Tottenham were last week linked with a move for Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez - and it makes perfect sense as to why.

The Mexican international has started just two games under David Moyes so far this season and is fourth in the pecking order - behind Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck.

Hernandez admitted recently that he was happy at Old Trafford but wanted more opportunities to impress in the Premier League.

However that does not seem likely to happen at Manchester United with Van Persie and Rooney continuing to shine for the Premier League champions.

That leaves Hernandez with no choice but to ask for a move away from the Red Devils and Tottenham would be the perfect club for the 25-year-old.

Tottenham have been crying out for a natural born finisher since Dimitar Berbatov sealed a move to Manchester United in 2008.  

Emmanuel Adebayor, Peter Crouch and Roman Pavlyuchenko have all tried to fill Berbatov's void - but failed to make the grade at White Hart Lane.

Andre Villas-Boas currently has two first-team strikers at his disposal but both players have their flaws.

First choice striker Roberto Soldado, a £26m summer signing from Valencia, has scored two Premier League goals - with both of those strikes coming from the penalty spot.

Defoe on the other hand is potent on his day - but has not scored a Premier League goal since his effort against Manchester City on April 21.

Villas-Boas will be desperate to sign a striker in January in order to help his side seal a spot in next season's Champions League and even push for the Premier League title.

Tottenham have scored just six goals in seven Premier League games so far - a poor total when compared to Arsenal's 14 and Manchester City's 17.

Villas-Boas' side may have to fork out big money for Hernandez, but goals win games and Chicharito definitely has them in his locker.

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#Tottenham Hotspur
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