‘Another year of nutmegs’ - Leeds fans react to news of 32-year-old contract extension
By Aramide Oladipo
Leeds United fans are delighted with the news that Spanish attacking midfielder Pablo Hernandez is staying at the club.
The official club website announced the news that the 32-year-old Spaniard will be staying with the Yorkshire until the end of the 2017/18 season as his contract was automatically renewed due to the amount of games he had played.
Hernandez has been an ever present in the Leeds team this season after he made a total of 38 appearances in all competitions and he has contributed with six goals from midfield in the Championship.
Leeds United fans were quick to take to social media and express their delight at the news that Hernandez will be playing for the club next season.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
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— Dec Campbell (@Decdpc) May 17, 2017
Hernandez new contract has to be good news as he basically said he would only sign depending on Garry Monk so must mean Monk will stay #lufc
— Briany #MOT (@brianyoneill) May 17, 2017
When the sun shines, so does Pablo Hernandez. Glad to see hes staying on #lufc
— Daz ✊ (@hobsterlobster) May 17, 2017
People who say Hernandez shouldn't be staying on for the new season aint got a clue. Hes a match winner. #lufc
— Martyn Jones (@JonesMartyn) May 17, 2017
Pablo Hernandez! ✍????????????????????#lufc
— Ben (@ben_seldon) May 17, 2017
Can't believe how many people are doubting Leeds for re-signing Pablo Hernandez… #lufc
— AGB (@BurnsAlfie) May 17, 2017
Another 12 months for Hernandez is sensible the club ultimately failed due to lack of quality, good idea to keep him in the squad #LUFC
— Kirsty Stanley (@stanners_1982) May 17, 2017
— Andy Griot (@AJGriot) May 17, 2017
Leeds United finished in seventh position in the Championship table and they missed out on a playoff spot by five points.
Pablo Hernandez will be key in Leeds’ push for promotion next year as he is an experienced footballer who has also enjoyed a spell in the Premier League with Welsh side Swansea City.
The Spaniard spent two years with the Swans and he made a total of 57 Premier League appearances, scoring two goals and contributing with 13 assists.