Leeds favourite Pablo Hernandez is set to sign a new two-year-deal with the club imminently as reported by Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post. Hernandez entered talks over two months ago but as time has gone on the deal has looked less likely, until today.
Hernandez has been the best player in a Leeds shirt this season and that is a turn in itself, as most of the squad have dipped massively Hernandez has actually stepped up and taken on the responsibility you would expect from a captain. Hernandez and his partner are also expecting so a longer term deal is perfect for the player who will be looking for stability. A one-year-deal was probably expected to be on the table but Hernandez has probably been pushing for an extra year, and its good news for the club who have a lack of experience within the squad. What is good to see is that the club have managed to convince Hernandez to stay despite the poor season, so Hernandez is obviously excited by the plans going forward.
Hernandez initially arrived on loan before signing on a full-time basis in January last year. He triggered a clause in his deal to extend his deal by one extra year and now looks set to stay for four years, he’s already closing on his 100th appearance for the club which will probably come a little way into next season. Hernandez has been heavily linked with a move to Birmingham and that seemed like the obvious option with Garry Monk arriving at st. Andrews and Hernandez no closer to signing a new deal, the money at Birmingham also a key factor but Paul Heckingbottom has made it quite clear that for Hernandez it’s only about the football and he is chatting to Hernandez on a regular basis about the plans for next season.