Hull City striker Abel Hernadez is hot property right now, and rightly so.

Eight goals in 10 outings in the Championship has captured the interest of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Celtic and Newcastle United, with the 27-year-old out of contract in the summer.

However, none of the three can guarantee the forward a starting role week in week out, and that gives Leeds a chance to steam in and steal him.

If the Whites could get their hands on the Uruguyuan, he would be the one to turn the club from also-rans into playoff certainties.

The main position which has led to Paul Heckingbottom’s side’s downfall is that of the attack where a distinct lack of pace and quality going forward has derailed their progression.

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On countless occasions, the forward line has been unable to hang onto possession, immediately handing the initiative back to the opposing side.

Not one of Caleb Ekuban, Pierre-Michel Lasogga, or Jay-Roy Grot have given Leeds fans much to cheer about.

Only the German, Lasogga, produced a ten-goal haul but his lack of pace going forward was a continual cause for concern.

The Whites have an option to sign the on-loan attacker this summer but he’s already said goodbye on social media and there’s no chance of Leeds signing him in the summer.

Hernandez, 27, has pace and finishing prowess which would be maximised all the more with the service to him from Pablo Hernandez and Samuel Saiz in the centre of the park.

Hull City finished eight points above the relegation zone and Hernandez’ goals were integral to their 18th place finish.

At Leeds, with a stronger and more creative midfield around the 27-year-old, he can help the Whites in their push for the Premier League and if he can replicate his form next season from that of this, then the Elland Road faithful could see their Premier League hopes come to reality.

In other Leeds United news, reliable journalist: Leeds have six-figure option for 6ft 1 attacker but there is one big issue.

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