In one of many more odd switch tales you will learn this January, West Ham’s Javier Hernandez has reportedly been named on a six-man shortlist of switch targets for Barcelona, as they search to accumulate some short-term backup for Luis Suarez.
Academy graduate Munir departed for Sevilla final week, leaving the Catalan giants in need of an alternate quantity 9 to step in for Suarez, and hypothesis has since gone into overdrive as to who they may signal as a substitute.
The precarious declare is that Barca are after an skilled striker who is aware of European soccer, and shall be obtainable on a short-term foundation till the top of the season, and it appears Hernandez’s identify has been thrown into the image by the Spanish outlet as a result of he meets these standards.
Whereas it is doable Barca may very well be taking a look at him as an skilled plan B to Suarez, nevertheless, the variety of causes it seems unlikely far outweigh the potential of any switch materialising.
The 30-year-old’s greatest days appear to be lengthy behind him, having solely scored 5 objectives in all competitions in an injury-ravaged season to this point. Bear in mind the participant’s Madrid connections, and the passionately unforgiving nature of the Barca devoted, and it seems like a little bit of a stretch.
Fernando Llorente, Tottenham‘s forgotten target-man, is one other rumoured goal, and appears a bit extra doubtless, since he is really match and has had substantial success in La Liga with Athletic Bilbao.