By Dominic Toner
Everton are one of the clubs interested in Hull striker Abel Hernandez, according to the player’s agent.
Hernandez’s agent, Pablo Bentancur, has revealed to Italian website Tuttosport that the Toffees are interested in a summer move for the 26-year-old.
It is understood that Everton’s Premier League rivals West Brom are also eyeing a move for the attacker.
The report details that there was interest from Chinese Super League clubs in January for Hernandez, but Hull refused to sell the Uruguay international.
Hernandez is currently battling relegation from the Premier League with Hull and is regarded as one of their top strikers.
The forward has scored four goals in 19 appearances this season across all competitions, but missed a couple of months through injury.
He helped fire Hull to promotion from the Championship last season with 20 league goals and is renowned for being strong in the air.
Football Insider verdict:
Everton will be desperate to keep hold of main striker Romelu Lukaku in the summer, but even so, they may be looking out for an alternative forward. They currently have loanee Enner Valencia as a back-up option, while Ademola Lookman and Kevin Mirallas can play in a more advanced position. However, the Toffees could do with a more natural striker option if they are to achieve Ronald Koeman’s aspirations of competing at the top-end of the table. Hernandez has a decent record at Hull of one goal every three games during his 90 appearances and has proven his confidence in front of goal. Koeman should look elsewhere for a different option, though, as Hernandez is yet to fully prove himself in the Premier League. They would be better served chasing someone who knows the division as they would add greater value to the squad.
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