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26th Apr, 2018 | 2:10pm

Done deal: Leeds agree terms with Pablo Hernandez

Leeds United winger and fan favourite Pablo Hernandez has committed his future to the Yorkshire club by today putting pen to paper on a new two-year deal with the Championship outfit.

The Whites confirmed the contract via their official Twitter feed and website, stating that they were “pleased” to announce the news.

It’s a timely move by the club who have come under intense scrutiny for their decision to head to Burma post-season.

The 33-year-old Spaniard only signed for the Whites in January 2017 from Al Arabi and became an instant hit amongst supporters.

In what has been an otherwise dismal campaign for the Elland Road outfit, the nine goals and ten assists Hernandez has notched up have been a highlight for fans.

There had been a suggestion that the midfielder might join ex-Leeds boss Gary Monk at Birmingham City but this will end all talk of a summer transfer.

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Football Insider verdict:

This is fantastic news for the club who have encountered a difficult season but he has been one of the shining lights. Under the ownership of Andrea Radrizzani, they are looking to progress to the Premier League and he is the kind of player they need to keep if they are going to stand a chance of accomplishing their goals. Of course, acquisitions are needed this summer but this is a start and a timely move from the club who are facing a barrage of criticism for their decision to head to Burma post-season.

In other Leeds United news, Orta can be Leeds hero by signing 6ft 2 powerhouse from troubled club, £4.7m in 2016 from PL giants.

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