Announcement expected: Leeds to unveil Spain international in next 24 hours - reports

By Alex Stevens

Leeds are close to signing ex-Swansea winger Pablo Hernandez, according to two reliable journalists covering the club.

Radio Yorkshire journalist and presented Joe Rawson claimed on his personal Twitter account on Saturday that the Championship giants had signed “an experienced international”, although he did not disclose the player’s name.

Rawson added on Sunday in response to questions from Leeds supporters that the deal was subject to a medical, which should be completed on Monday.

Rawson then claimed on Sunday evening that the player’s identity was Hernandez, the 31-year-old winger who is currently at Qatari side Al-Arabi and has won four full Spain caps.

Yorkshire Evening Post correspondent Phil Hay claimed on his personal Twitter account on Sunday that it was “common knowledge” that Leeds were close to securing Hernandez.

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He added that his personal view was that the deal for the Spain international “should happen”.

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.

Monk has been active in the transfer market so far this summer, completing 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.