Scottish Premier League champions Celtic have joined the race to sign Hull city striker Abel Hernandez when the Uruguayan’s contract at the Sky Bet Championship club expires in the summer.

The Birmingham Mail reports that Brendan Rodgers has shown an interest in taking Hernandez north of the border, but a number of English clubs are said to be interested, including recently promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers and Nottingham Forest.

Premier League side Newcastle United are also said to be interested, as they plan to offloan strikers Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dwight Gayle this summer.

Abel Hernandez’s contract at Hull City Football Club expires this summer after four years with the Tigers. He joined the club in 2014 for a fee believed to be in the region of £10 million, but he was unable to prevent his side from getting relegated back to the Sky Bet Championship.

Their first season back in the second tier was a roaring success both for Hernandez and the club, as his 20 league goals helped fire Hull City back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

However, it was more disappointment in the 2016/17 season, with Hernandez scoring just four league goals, and Hull City suffering yet another relegation.

The 2017/18 campaign was a difficult one for the Uruguay international, who suffered a serious injury in August, and did not make his comeback until March. When he did come back however, he was in excellent form, scoring eight goals in ten games.

It remains unclear where Abel Hernandez’s future does lie, but it will certainly be an interesting one to keep an eye on over the coming weeks.


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