Leeds United are still in the hunt for a new striker and names such as Abel Hernandez, Matej Vydra and Britt Assombalonga have flown around in recent weeks.
Hernandez was Leeds’ top target for a while and they were very keen to bring him to Elland Road. He left Leeds’ Championship rivals Hull City at the end of the season but a potential move to the Whites has now gone stale. Here is why he would have been ideal for Leeds-
There is no denying that Abel Hernandez is a big name in the Championship and signing him would have been a statement of intent by Leeds. He would have been their key signing of the summer and a focal point of their attack. Their new manager, Marcelo Bielsa, could have built his team around Hernandez and with the right service, the Uruguayian international would have been prolific.
Despite injuries affecting him last season for Hull City, Hernandez still managed 8 goals in the 10 games he played. His goal scoring record in the Championship is seriously impressive after he aged 22 goals in the 2015/16 season to fire the Tigers into the Premier League. This means that Hernandez has scored 30 goals for Hull in 49 games in the second tier. This type of record makes him one of the most prolific Championship strikers in recent years.
Leeds signing Abel Hernandez would have raised eyebrows and would have lifted their fans ahead of the upcoming season. There are other options out there as an alternative but he really fits the bill.