It seems that in current day football that if you have a storming performance in a single game it is enough to warrant a new big money contract extension. It supposedly happed with West Brom forward Saido Berahino after his display against Manchester United, and it has now happened with Andros Townsend after he showcased his talents on his England debut last week.
While the focus of Manchester United fans seems to be with the lack of game time that Japan international Shinji Kagawa is getting, another man has queitly been going about his business without a whimper. Javier Hernandez has managed just three bit-part appearances this season and not caused a fuss, apparently, but now - according to the Standard - the Mexican is ready to search for some playing time, with Spurs interested in securing his signature.
Maybe Roy Hodgson should take a squad of debutantes to Rio next year, as it appears that players making their first appearance for England are always the star performers.
If asked to choose an all north London 11 - players from only Arsenal and Tottenham - this is what my side would look like in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
With Emmanuel Adebayor rusting in the reserves it leaves just Jermain Defoe and new boy Roberto Soldad to lead the Tottenham attack. Here are 10 strikers that I believe Andre Villas-Boas should be moving for when the January transfer window opens.
It seems extraordinary that Chelsea would even think about letting their Player of the Year go, but it seems as though life isn't all that sweet for Juan Mata under Jose Mourinho. There were rumours throughout the summer about the Spaniard's future, and again when he missed the first few games of the season, but the Express are suggesting that Tottenham will be in with a bid in January to rid him of his Stamford Bridge woes. But where would he fit into an already packed midfield?
It wasn't so long ago that Emmanuel Adebayor was scoring goals for one of the biggest clubs on the planet - Real Madrid - in front of the near-90,000 spectators in attendance at the Santiago Bernabeu. Now, however, as Andre Villas-Boas moulds his Premier League squad into one of his liking, he is ready to send the Togolese forward on loan - to England's second division, according to the Mirror.
Tottenham had one of the finest transfer window of the summer, in my eyes. Although they lost Gareth Bale to the money and Champions League status of Real Madrid, they tightened up the remainder of their squad and added a wave of talent over the top. One of those signings was Vlad Chiriches, a Romanian centre-back who is hoping to plug Spurs' dodgy defence. But even with the 23-year-old, the defence doesn't look the sturdiest, so here are three players who I believe would be decent recruits in January.
I see this summer being a hugely positive one for Tottenham, despite their talisman Gareth Bale jumping ship to Real Madrid. They secured a deal for Roberto Soldado, who has already scored two in three games, and also added cover to the wider areas of the field in the shapes of Nacer Chadli and Erik Lamela, as well as getting Andros Townsend back.
It seems an exciting time to be a Tottenham fan. Andre Villas-Boas has recruited Brazil international Paulinho, winger Nacer Chadli, French midfielder Etienne Capoue and Spanish striker Roberto Soldado - who has already scored two goals in two games so far this summer. Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen are also both thought to be on their way to White Hart Lane, but without Gareth Bale - who is fancied to finally secure his move to Real Madrid in the coming days, can Spurs think about challenging for the Premier League title? Well, if they were to clinch a deal for Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez, as the Mirror suggest, then I'd argue that they can.