Leeds fan fave may quit and move overseas in summer, two-year deal tabled - reliable journalist
Leeds United attacker Pablo Hernandez has been offered a two-year deal to stay at Elland Road but he could still quit and return to Spain in the summer, according to a reliable journalist.
Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Phil Hay claimed on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday that Hernandez, 33, has an offer on the table to extend his stay at Leeds with his current deal due to expire at the end of June.
It is understood that his family has moved back to Spain and he could follow them overseas, however the Whites remain confident that he will agree terms for a new deal.
been made an offer (2 yrs). Club are hopeful he'll stay. Still possible he'll return to Spain though – his family have moved back there.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) April 17, 2018
Hernandez has been without doubt Leeds’ best player this season, scoring nine goals and supplying 10 assists in 41 appearances across all competitions.
The Elland Road fan favourite has wore the captain’s armband in the last two fixtures, however that has not been able to stop Paul Heckingbottom’s side from suffering back-to-back defeats as their slide down the Championship standings continues.
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Hernandez has been pivotal for Leeds this season and the club really cannot afford to let him leave. It says a lot about the season when a 33-year-old has been their best player and has earned himself a new two-year contract offer, but that may just say more about how poor Victor Orta’s recruitment has been. There shouldn’t be much resentment towards Hernandez if he does leave Leeds. He has been a great servant for the last couple of years and he has witnessed first hand that the club may be going backwards under Andrea Radrizzani. With his family back in Spain, no one can blame him for wanting to be with them.
In other Leeds United news, fans have been demanding that this 29-year-old leaves the Yorkshire club in the summer.