By Dominic Toner
Leeds supporters have expressed their delight on Twitter over the signing of Pablo Hernandez.
The Yorkshire giants revealed on their official website that the 31-year-old will join on an initial six-month loan from Qatari side Al-Arabi with a view to a permanent transfer in January.
The former Swansea player will return to English football and aim to help secure Leeds promotion back to the top-flight under Garry Monk.
Leeds fans seem delighted with the signing and took to Twitter to explain what the winger could bring them.
Here are a selection of their messages:
Hernandez quality signing for Leeds this could be toughest championship yet most sides seem to be bringing in quality
— bluebirdsgossip (@bluebirdsgossip) August 1, 2016
Pablo Hernandez (formerly of Valencia) is signing for Leeds United 🙈
— Jon Bassett (@Bertie_B1977) August 1, 2016
— Samäd (@SamadHussain_7) August 1, 2016
Pablo Hernandez and Stuart Dallas on the wings, that’s Premier League that #lufc
— Sam Parker (@SamParker1994) August 1, 2016
— James Marshment (@marshyleeds) August 1, 2016
Pablo Hernandez for Championship player of the season next year. Class signing for Leeds. #Swans
— MIKE (@MiikeThomas) July 31, 2016
Ohhhh Pablo hernandez!!! Leeds leeds leeds
— James Butterfield (@lufc_james) August 1, 2016
Welcome Pablo Hernandez. A creative number 10. Just what we’ve needed for yonks. #lufc
— Mr Geldard (@MrJGeldard) August 1, 2016
Pablo Hernandez to Leeds, great signing for a championship club let alone Leeds
— MattAuker (@Matt_Auker) August 1, 2016
Hernandez is the seventh summer signing of manager Garry Monk, who has also added Rob Green, Hadi Sacko, Marcus Antonsson, Kyle Bartley, Kemar Roofe and Matt Grimes.
Al-Arabi signed Hernandez from Swansea – a club where he played alongside Monk from 2012 to 2014 – but he spent most of last season in La Liga on loan at Rayo Vallecano.
Hernandez has spent most of his career playing as a winger but Monk views him as a natural No10 and he will be handed the playmaker role at Elland Road.
In other Leeds transfer news, they are targeting another former Swansea player and will need to offer £2million.