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One of the most unexpected pairings of the January transfer window could come from a forward desperate for playing time before the 2014 FIFA World Cup and a club looking for extra depth at the forward position.
Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez has seen little playing time for the Red Devils this season, and he must be wanting to play sometime during the season to make the Mexico roster for the World Cup, that is if El Tri qualify.
With just Roberto Soldado and Jermain Defoe topping the depth chart and Emmanuel Adebayor wasting his time away on the bench, Villas-Boas could use an additional forward, especially when the fixture list ramps up later in the season.
According to Alan Nixon at The Mirror, Hernandez was a target of the North London club as the summer transfer window reached its eventual end.
If the interest is still there in January and Hernandez is still not getting any playing time, the move could be perfect for all parties involved.