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Tottenham identify preferred transfer replacement

Javier Hernandez

Tottenham are looking to offload Emmanuel Adebayor in January as they look to facilitate a move for Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, according to the Evening Standard.

The news that Andre Villas-Boas is planning to remove Adebayor from the wage bill comes as no surprise to punters in the Football Transfer Tavern as it was well known that Spurs tried to sell him in the summer but to no avail due to his massive wages.

However it is thought that the Togo international’s desire to remain at the highest level could see him departing White Hart Lane in search of regular football when the transfer window opens in the New Year.

This could then see Villas-Boas making a somewhat audacious swoop for out of favour United forward Hernandez as the Mexican international seeks first team football ahead of the World Cup in Brazil next summer.

United will not want to sell the 25-year-old but he looks unlikely to gain a starting berth under new boss David Moyes and the club are unlikely to want an unhappy player around the dressing room.

Turkish side Besiktas appear to be a genuine option for Adebayor as Spurs look to get rid of his reported £100,000-a-week wages although he could be interested in playing at a more high-profile European outfit.

Hernandez last week spoke of his desire to break into the United first team but conceded that he may have to start looking elsewhere for regular football. He said: “I know my performance on the pitch will allow me to achieve that goal some day either here [in Manchester] or elsewhere for any other club.

“I just need to be given more opportunities to showcase what I can do.”

Tottenham fans. Would Adebayor out and Hernandez in make perfect sense? Let us know your thoughts below.

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