Leeds United are targeting Hull City striker Abel Hernandez, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The 27-year-old is out of contract at Hull next month meaning he will be available to sign on a free transfer. He has been linked with a move back to Italy, Celtic, Aston Villa and Newcastle United and Leeds United have now joined the race for him.

Hernandez has been side-lined for much of this season with injury but has managed to score 8 goals in the 10 matches he has played for the Tigers in the Championship in this campaign.

The Uruguayan joined Hull City in 2014 from Palermo for £10 million and has turned out to be a big signing for them. Despite initially struggling for goals in his first season, Hernandez scored 22 goals in the 2015/16 season to fire Hull back to the Premier League under Steve Bruce.

Leeds United are plotting potential summer signings as Paul Heckingbottom looks to lift the Whites up the Championship table next season. Hernandez would be a very astute signing for them as he is a proven goal scorer in the second tier.

However, his wage demands will be high and it will be interesting to see if Leeds are willing to fork out the money for him. Hernandez was set to join Aston Villa in the summer of 2016 for £20 million but a move fell through over his wage demands.

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