Leeds United are set to begin contract talks with influential playmaker Pablo Hernandez according to Football Insider.

The Spaniard is currently half way through a two-year deal which he signed last summer and will expire in 2020.

The Whites are extremely keen to tie down another of their key players following new contracts also having been handed to Kalvin Phillips and Luke Ayling in recent months.

Hernandez’s current contract includes a clause which activates an extension should they win promotion during his current deal.

However the 34-year-old has proven himself to be a vital component in Marco Bielsa’s side and they are keen to reward him with improved terms regardless of whether they win promotion or not this season.

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During his four years at Elland Road, Hernandez has consistently been amongst the goals and assists and despite being currently injured there is no doubt of his importance to the side.

He has won Leeds’ Player of the Year award in the last two seasons, as well as the Players’ Player of the Year, as nominated by all of his team-mates, in both 2017-18 and 2018-19 further highlighting his impact within the squad.

He started Leeds’ first eight league matches of the season as they made an impressive start, netting two goals and creating two assists.

Despite any transfers that the club have made, this has not influenced the decision to continue playing the Spaniard and the supporters will be delighted if a new deal can be agreed with one of their key players.

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