By Richard Parks
Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to call for Pablo Hernandez to be handed a new contract by the club hierarchy.
Hernandez was in outstanding form on Saturday as United secured a 2-2 Championship draw against Reading at the Madejski Stadium.
Recalled to the starting XI after initially being on the bench for the comprehensive home defeat to Wolves, Hernandez put Leeds 2-1 up with a brilliant second-half finish as well as creating five chances in the match against Reading, more than any other player on the pitch.
The attacking midfielder, 32, is out of contract in the summer and can leave Elland Road on a free contract.
But the Spaniard has spoken publicly of his desire to extend his stay at Leeds into a third season and director of football Victor Orta has revealed that talks will take place with his agent about an extension.
Leeds fans delivered a unanimous verdict on social media in the aftermath of the Reading match, as they urged owner Andrea Radrizzani to ensure Hernandez is tied to a new contract.
Some even insisted they would not renew their season tickets until they had been assured that the veteran was staying.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
#askradz #lufc @andrearadri before I clarify my decision on renewing my season ticket before YOUR deadline can you clarify if WE’RE going to retain the services of Pablo and stick #together with him or is he lined up to go elsewhere?
— Cozy (@Cozy1978) March 10, 2018
Here’s my fresh take on this summer: instead of letting Pablo Hernandez leave, let everybody else *except* for him leave. #lufc
— Tommy (@tommy_lufc) March 10, 2018
Why has Pablo Hernandez not been offered a new contract yet? #LUFC
— Rhys Wyn ???????????????????????????? (@RhysWyn19) March 10, 2018
— Oliver Sunderland (@OllieSunderland) March 10, 2018
— Leeds Fan in Chicago (@ChicagoWhite) March 10, 2018
Radz Radz Radz… if there’s one thing you do, ensure it is keeping Pablo Hernandez. #lufc
— Will (@LUFCtalk_) March 10, 2018
Honestly think Heck may as well flit between starting lineups to find out who really has the desire and quality to play for this club going forward, sign Pablo up an we have an important summer ahead. #mot #lufc
— Jon Corr (@joncorr) March 10, 2018
— Freddie Freeloader (@5uperLeeds) March 10, 2018
Contract for Pablo and ORTA out of our club please! #lufc
— Harry Williams (@Harrynsw) March 10, 2018
Pablo get in….Radz sign him FFS…..ALAW⚽️????????⚽️????????
— Andrew Martinez (@maartz68) March 10, 2018
In other Leeds United news, it can be revealed that the club have launched a bid to sign a Premier League centre-forward in the form of his life.