By Alex Stevens

Garry Monk revealed on Thursday that he expects Pablo Hernandez to move permanently to Leeds next month -and fans on Twitter are convinced he would be a great signing.

The Elland Road manager expressed his confidence that the four-times-capped Spain international will sign a permanent agreement with the Championship big hitters in the January transfer window.

Former Swansea player Hernandez, 31, joined Leeds in August from Qatari club Al-Arabi on a half-season loan that is due to expire next month.

The attacking midfielder has settled in well at Elland Road and manager Monk has been told by the Spaniard that he wants to pen  a long-term deal.

“Pablo wants to commit,” said Monk, as quoted by the personal Twitter account of BBC Leeds journalist Adam Pope.

Leeds supporters are excited at the possibility of the experienced playmaker spearheading the club’s promotion pursuit and urged officials to make sure the deal happens.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Monk knows Hernandez well from their time together at Swansea, where the Elland Road managed before taking over at Elland Road during the summer.

Hernandez left the Liberty Stadium in the summer of 2014 and moved to the middle-east, although he spent last season on loan at Spanish club Rayo Vallecano.

The Spaniard has settled in well at Elland Road, where he has been deployed primarily in the No10 role behind the main striker.

He has made 15 appearances for Leeds in all competitions, scoring two goals and supplying two assists, but is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Monk expects him to be absent for up to another fortnight and has ruled him out of Saturday’s Championship clash against Aston Villa at Elland Road on Saturday evening.

In other Leeds transfer news, an England international is months away from signing for the club.