According to the Daily Mirror, Leeds United are ready to sign off a deal that will see former Hull City striker Abel Hernandez join the Bielsa revolution at Elland Road.
Leeds United’s campaign last time out was blighted by the lack of a consistent goalscorer. After losing the 27-goal threat of Chris Wood in the first few weeks of the last campaign, the onus was shifted on to players such as Kemar Roofe (11 goals) and Pierre-Michel Lasogga (10 goals).
That proved to not be a deadly enough combination, with Leeds United stumbling from game to game dragging strikers that could hit the target with regularity. When the interest in Hernandez was broken mid-May you could forgive Leeds United fans for getting excited.
The club are said to have been in deep discussion with the talented Hernandez, who turned down the chance to extend his stay at Hull City by declining to sign a new deal. However, a deal seemed to not be edging closer – something that the Mirror says is about to change.
The Mirror’s ‘Transfer News Live’ (16:02) said that the Whites are to beat “other clubs“, with Cardiff City and Cagliari being specifically named, to Hernandez’s signature. The short segment says that “Leeds have been chasing the striker for weeks and new coach Marcelo Bielsa is set to sign off his capture.”
Bielsa signing terms to be Leeds United’s new head coach has seen season tickets pick up again, fans’ spirits will be next if the capture of Hernandez is announced any time soon.
Leeds United are also said to be interested in other players, Derby’s Matej Vydra, Manchester City’s Angus Gunn and Spurs youngster Juan Foyth in those mentioned. United’s managing director Angus Kinnear has confirmed that the transfer plans of Bielsa are “well advanced” – could Hernandez be a part of that?