By Alex Stevens
Pablo Hernandez might not return for a second season at Leeds United, according to a report.
The Yorkshire Evening Post claim the Spanish playmaker’s future is up in the air after his form dipped in the final months of the campaign.
It is said of Hernandez, 32, that it will be “interesting to see if he sticks around next season” after he was left with the creative burden once again in Sunday’s 1-1 Championship draw against Wigan.
Hernandez initially joined Leeds on a half-season loan from Qatari club Al-Arabi that was converted into a permanent transfer to Elland Road in January.
Leeds revealed on their website that Leeds have the option to extend the four-times Spain international’s deal by a further 12 months from the end of the season.
Hernandez has been a mainstay of the team under Garry Monk, who has played him in the No10 role whenever he has been fit.
The former Swansea player has been influential, scoring six goals and supplying eight assists from 35 league games, but there has been criticism of his performances away from home.
It remains to be seen if Leeds will be willing to build their attack around Hernandez next season, or whether he will want another campaign in the Championship.
In other Leeds United transfer news, it can be exclusively revealed that the club registered a new signing last month.