Leeds fans react on Twitter as club completes first January signing
By Matt Farr
Leeds have completed the signing of Pablo Hernandez from Al-Arabi, and fans on Twitter are delighted.
Hernandez had spent the first-half of the campaign on loan at the Championship club, but they confirmed on Monday afternoon that a permanent deal had been completed.
Leeds announced the deal on their official website, with Hernandez signing an initial six-month deal with an option for the club to extend his stay for another year.
The 31-year-old has been a central figure under Garry Monk this season, scoring three goals from 18 appearances.
The former Swansea midfielder is Leeds’ first signing of the January transfer window.
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After hearing of the announcement, fans took to social media to express their delight at the transfer.
Here are some of their messages on Twitter:
— Chaz Cole (@chaz_coleman) January 9, 2017
Pablo Hernandez ???????????? #LUFC
— Ryan Riley (@RyanRileyLufc) January 9, 2017
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) January 9, 2017
Pablo Hernandez signs permanently and my sister wants to move out what a time to be alive
— Harry (@HarryLMA0) January 9, 2017
Great news, players of his quality and skill are rare in this league. Should make a big impact over the next few months
— Paul Eaton (@paulea26) January 9, 2017
— Chris Johnson (@chrissyLUFC) January 9, 2017
Genuinely happy to see we've signed Pablo Hernandez. Such a good player on his day & a cut above most at this level. #lufc
— Tommy (@tommy_lufc) January 9, 2017
— FionaCK (@FionaCK) January 9, 2017
Hernandez had previously played for Getafe, Valencia and Swansea on permanent deals before moving to Qatari outfit Al-Arabi in 2014. He was a member of the Swansea side that lifted the League Cup in 2013, a feat achieved prior to Garry Monk’s tenure as Swans boss.
The Spain midfielder could feature for Leeds on Monday when they take on Cambridge in the FA Cup third-round.