Leeds United midfielder Pablo Hernandez is keen to sign a new contract at Elland Road, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The midfielder’s contract comes to an end at the end of the season, however he has revealed that the Whites are yet to approach him over a new deal.

The 32-year-old Spaniard joined the Club under Garry Monk in 2016 but could become a free agent in less than three months’ time as the Sky Bet Championship season is just fourteen games away from its end.

Since signing from Qatari side Al-Arabi, the Yorkshire side have constantly retained the midfielder on short-term agreements. He initially moved to Elland Road as part of a loan deal, then negotiating a stay until the end of last season.

That previous deal included an appearance-related clause which Hernandez activated to earn a further 12-month spell with the Yorkshire giants.

The former Villareal midfielder has provided a wealth of creativity for the Whites, most recently providing the crosses which led to goals in the 2-2 draw with Bristol City on Saturday – a match where he was named as captain by new United boss Paul Heckingbottom.

Despite having now made 70 appearances for the Whites, Hernandez admitted that he has had no formal approach from the Sky Bet Championship side

“I don’t know,” Hernandez said when asked if he expected to earn an extension. “I don’t receive anything new from the club. I can’t tell you anything about this.

“I prefer only to focus on the next games and give 100 per cent for the club. I can’t talk about this.”

“Yes, obviously. I’m very happy here. I feel the fans and my team-mates, all the people, would like it if I stay here but it depends not only on me.”


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