Earlier today, the Yorkshire Evening Post revealed that Leeds United are interested in signing out of contract Hull City striker Abel Hernandez this summer. His deal at the KCOM Stadium is due to expire, and is very unlikely to renew it. Leeds are hoping to keep him in the country, and the Championship.
The 27-year-old has been on the books of the East Yorkshire outfit since signing for a big fee from Italian side Palermo in 2014. He has gone on to feature over 100 times for the Tigers, but his four-year stint is set to come to an end. Leeds are set to make their move, although it could depend on wage demands, or if the players has his heart set on a move back to Italy.
Specifically, his contract runs out on June 30th, and he has been offered extended and improved terms by boss Nigel Adkins. Nevertheless, he is likely to be high up on the transfer target list of a number of clubs, so Leeds are likely to have major competition. This move would surely delight supporters at Elland Road. Hernandez was only able to play ten times this season due to a serious injury, but still managed to net eight goals. Focusing on Twitter, reaction of his potential move to Leeds has gone down very, very well.
Actually happy we're going after Abel Hernandez. Said for ages we should go for him after I found out he was out of contract in the summer.
If we can keep him fit, he'd be seriously deadly. I mean for Hull this season he's got them 8 goals and 2 assists in 10 games. #lufc
— 🙂 (@Max_LUFC) May 16, 2018
Definitely behind us signing Abel Hernandez. Fell in love with him when he punched Phil Jones a couple of years back and received a 3 match ban. #lufc
— Joe (@lufc_joe1919) May 16, 2018
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) May 16, 2018
Abel Hernandez on a free would be unreal business which means it won’t happen, 10 games in the championship this season with 8 goals and 2 assists #lufc
— Ryan Pinnick (@RPlufc93) May 16, 2018