By Alex Taylor
Pablo Hernandez has reportedly passed a Leeds medical ahead of joining the club from Qatari side Al-Arabi – and fans on Twitter were overjoyed.
Yorkshire Evening Post correspondent Phil Hay claimed on his personal Twitter account on Monday morning that the Championship giants had secured a loan-to-buy deal for the Spain international.
It is said that Hernandez will join Leeds on loan until January, at which point the transfer will be made permanent.
Leeds fans then took to social media site Twitter to give their views on whether the four-time-capped Spain international can bring top-tier quality to the Championship team.
Here are a selection of their messages:
Pablo Hernandez and Stuart Dallas on the wings, that’s Premier League that #lufc
— Sam Parker (@SamParker1994) August 1, 2016
Great news about Pablo Hernandez- never played outside of the top leagues. Also… I’m hearing of 1 more signing close and perhaps another.
— Dr Joe Dobbs (@DrDobbsLUFC) August 1, 2016
— James Marshment (@marshyleeds) August 1, 2016
Welcome Pablo Hernandez. A creative number 10. Just what we’ve needed for yonks. #lufc
— Mr Geldard (@MrJGeldard) August 1, 2016
What a signing Pablo Hernandez will be #lufc
— Ant (@antonyLUFCmay) August 1, 2016
— Jake Beales-Hobson (@JakeBealoJourno) July 31, 2016
We’ve gone from singing Tomasso Bianchi to signing Pablo Hernandez ffs how are some people still moaning? #LUFC
— Cellino Out (@RussoLUFC) July 31, 2016
Pablo Hernandez for Championship player of the season next year. Class signing for Leeds. #Swans
— MIKE (@MiikeThomas) July 31, 2016
Hernandez spent two years in the Premier League from 2012 to 2014 after joining Swansea from Valencia for a then club-record fee of £5.5million.
He will become the seventh summer signing of manager Garry Monk, who has completed the signings of Rob Green, Hadi Sacko, Marcus Antonsson, Kyle Bartley, Kemar Roofe and Matt Grimes.
Leeds ended their pre-season preparations with a win over Serie A side Atalanta and will now gear all their focus towards their opening Championship encounter with QPR.
In other Leeds transfer news, a Tottenham attacker is high on the shortlist of the club.