Birmingham City boss Garry Monk is eyeing a summer move for Leeds United playmaker Pablo Hernandez, according to the printed version of the Sunday Mirror.

Monk was the man who brought Hernandez to Leeds back in the summer of 2016, with the pair having played together at Swansea City.

Hernandez’s current deal at Leeds is up at the end of the season and the former Spanish international is yet to be offered fresh terms.

Monk won his first game as Blues boss at the third attempt yesterday, with the ex Leeds and Boro manager tasked with keeping the club in the division. They still remain inside the bottom three.

It is thought that any deal for Hernandez would be dependent on Birmingham avoiding relegation to League One this season.

Hernandez has been a shining light in a poor season for Leeds, with the Whites sitting 14th in the Championship table. He has scored seven goals and assisted a further eight in all competitions this season.

The 32-year old has been capped four times by the Spanish national team and it is argued that his football ability goes beyond that of Championship level football.

The most fruitful spell of his career came at Spanish giants Valencia. In a four-year period between 2008 and 2012 he made 157 appearances, scoring 25 goals.

Hernandez joined Swansea City in the summer of 2012 and was apart of the side which won the League Cup in 2013. He scored five goals in 71 appearances during his time with the Swans.

Before joining Leeds United he had spells at Qatar outfits Al-Arabi and Al-Nasr, as well as a year on loan at Spanish side Rayo Vallecano.

Hernandez would represent a huge loss to Leeds United should he depart the club this summer, but Leeds’ loss would be Birmingham’s gain.


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