Kevin Campbell has predicted Sunday’s visit of West Brom to be Pablo Hernandez’s last game for Leeds United.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker has heard the 36-year-old “has not been happy” this season because of his lack of game time.
Hernandez was an unused substitute in the 2-0 win at Southampton on Tuesday night after he recovered from a minor injury problem.
The former Spain international has just over 12 months remaining on his contract with the Whites but is widely expected to leave this summer.
Therefore, Sunday’s visit of West Brom could be his last game for the Yorkshire club he has made over 150 appearances for.
The well-connected Campbell, whose son Tyrese is a star player for Stoke City, expects Hernandez to get a rousing reception from the Elland Road faithful if he features against the Baggies.
“It’s very possible that he’s coming to the end of his time at Leeds,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs.
“It has been a contentious season for Hernandez.
“He has been amazing over the past few seasons. He has more than played his part in getting Leeds back to the Premier League. Let’s be honest, over all these years he has been one of their best players.
“It has probably been a bit of a sore one for him because he wants to play his part but injuries have prevented him from being able to do that. From what I hear, he has not been happy because he isn’t playing as much as he would like.
“Bielsa’s record goes without saying though. The first team have done really well this season so it’s been tough for Hernandez.
“I think Sunday will be his last game. He has been a great servant for Leeds so I’m sure he’ll get a great reception from the fans if he does play.”