Leeds United are weighing up a move for Matěj Vydra and Abel Hernandez, but they can only sign one, according to Phil Hay.
It’s been speculated all summer that Leeds United have been eyeing up a move for Matěj Vydra and Abel Hernandez but it seems they can only sign one.
Vydra’s capture would be a massive coup signing for Leeds, he has proven that he is a striker more than capable of hitting the back of the net in the Championship. Last campaign, he made 40 appearances for Derby County, and Vydra impressively scored 21 goals and notched four assists. But he will come at a cost as Derby County paid £8.5 million and are believed to want at least £10 million plus.
Likewise, Abel Hernandez would be a great signing for Leeds. He’s scored 28 goals in 49 league appearances for Hull City but has decided to leave the Tigers. Hernandez has made 27 appearances for the Uruguay national side since 2010, scoring 11 goals, but has been left out of Oscar Tabarez’s squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia this summer.
loads of competition for Vydra but Bielsa likes him a lot. Hernandez can be done but will cost a lot of cash, despite being a free agent. Leeds reckon they can afford him – but need to decide where to put their money. Can’t do both.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) June 17, 2018
Leeds United have pulled off a massive coup by appointing Marcelo Bielsa as new head coach, but which striker will he sign to improve this Leeds United squad?
Marcelo Bielsa has signed a two year deal at Elland Road with the club holding an option for a further year.
Bielsa is a vastly experienced coach and has previously enjoyed success as head coach of the Argentina and Chile national teams, as well as at club level with Newell’s Old Boys, Athletic Bilbao and Marseille.
The 62-year-old has an impressive CV, he has won top flight league titles in Argentina with Newell’s Old Boys and Vélez Sársfield, whilst also guided Bilbao to the UEFA Europa League final and the Copa del Rey final, during his time in charge of the Spanish club.
But the big question is who will he choose Matěj Vydra or Abel Hernandez?