Birmingham City are in the hunt to sign Leeds United attacker Pablo Hernandez, according to a report.

The Mirror [print edition, Sunday 18 March, page 65] claims that former United manager Garry Monk is planning to reunite with Hernandez, 32, in the summer when his deal at Elland Road expires.

Monk has worked alongside Hernandez at both Leeds and Swansea and the former Spain international could be on the move yet again in the summer unless he pens a new deal in West Yorkshire.

Hernandez has been a key figure in the Whites first-team this season, making 36 appearances in all competitions, scoring seven goals and supplying eight assists.

He has played a total of 73 times for United since he was originally signed by Monk in January 2017.

Paul Heckingbottom has recently revealed that the attacker still has to prove his fitness in order to earn a new contract with the club.

However fans tend to be in agreement that the Spaniard should be offered fresh terms for another year at Elland Road.

Football Insider verdict

It does not really make a lot of sense why Leeds are letting Hernandez’s contract run down to the point where he is almost a free agent. He has been one of the better players in a poor season for the club and even though he is 32-years-old, there is definitely another year left in the ex-Swansea star. Leeds’ transfer and recruitment system is a complete mess at the moment. Andrea Radrizzani has pointing the finger at the playing squad recently but he needs to look at why that group of players is not performing. It’s simple – they’re not good enough. The club has gone backwards and it will continue to do that if players like Hernandez are allowed to leave.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites have terminated this 24-year-old defender’s deal at the club.

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