'Best thing the club has done', 'Amazing news' - Leeds fans react to official club update
Leeds United have announced that Pablo Hernandez has agreed on a new deal with the club that will see him remain at the Championship outfit for a further two years and fans are in raptures.
✍ | #LUFC are pleased to announce that Pablo Hernandez has signed a new two-year contract at Elland Road
— Leeds United (@LUFC) April 26, 2018
The Spaniard is universally popular amongst the Whites faithful who they see as a key player in their pursuit for a return to the Premier League.
And it comes at a time where the board are facing a wave of criticism for their decision to head to the Far East once the Championship season ends.
There had been talk that the 33-year-old might be on his way to Birmingham City to link up with Gary Monk this summer when his contract was due to expire at Elland Road and it looked as though the club might be willing to let the influential midfielder leave.
It’s a decision that would have been hugely unpopular though, given the fact that Hernandez has totalled nine goals and ten assists this season, making him one of the Whites most consistent performers this season.
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However, Thursday’s announcement will put an end to any speculation surrounding the former Valencia ace’s future at Elland Road.
Here is a round-up of reactions from Leeds fans who are celebrating the news:
— Abhinav Shukla (@JustShukla) April 26, 2018
This is the best thing the club has done in months
— Aidan_Marsh (@AnCHOrRManN) April 26, 2018
I can’t like this enough!
— Joe LUFC (@LUFC_LUFC) April 26, 2018
Lovely stuff. pic.twitter.com/3yyNUmib9W
— Mr Geldard (@MrJGeldard) April 26, 2018
Pablo for full time captain with ayling or forshaw vice captain
— Danny Sheppard (@daniels60320390) April 26, 2018
Amazing news, we still need to overhaul squad in the summer. Lot of players not up to it. Need some fresh faces
— James Pearson (@JamesPearson25) April 26, 2018
— Steve Turner (@SteveLTurner) April 26, 2018
No signing this year will top this
— Dom R (@dommer14) April 26, 2018
Brilliant birthday prezzi for me that. Cheers @andrearadri
— #HeckOut #OrtaOut (@matt260481) April 26, 2018
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