Leeds are set to offer a deal to Hull City striker Abel Hernandez as they make the Uruguay international the number one target for the forward line at the club. Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post has revealed the club are drawing up and offer to try to bring the player to Elland Road this summer.
Hernandez is one of the best strikers in the league, nobody can really argue with that. On return from injury this season he scored eight goals in ten games and bagged over twenty in his only full season in the division, firing Hull City to promotion under Steve Bruce. He has had injury issues which hasn’t helped Hull’s cause because it was a key reason they couldn’t get the goals in the Premier League to keep them safe. Hay has confirmed Leeds have the option to sign Jerry Mbakogu but they have gone another direction and want to sign a player with a proven track record in England. Yes believe it or not we look to have learnt our lessons from last season and although this deal may not come off the fact we are attempting to sign the player and believe we can so here’s hoping we can get a deal done.
Hernandez cost Hull around four years ago and one think is for sure we won’t be the only club after him, in fact there may even be some Premier League club who fancy taking the 27-year-old on a free transfer. It has become clear he won’t stay at Hull despite manager Nigel Adkins saying the club offered him a huge deal to stay. I wrote an article back in March about some players going on free transfers and he was one of them, I listed the stumbling blocks but also what’s in our favour. The main couple are that Leeds United are still a big jump from Hull in terms of the club he would be coming to if not the recent history, the second is that he wouldn’t have to relocate if he didn’t want. The wages are the issue but we already know Leeds are going to up the wages for individual players and with no fee it would make sense.