By Danny Wright

11th May, 2018 | 10:54am

Leeds senior player unexpectedly turns up to train with second-placed club - report

Leeds United attacker Pablo Hernandez is training with Spanish fourth-tier club Castellon, according to a report.

Spanish newspaper El Periodico Mediterraneo claims on their website that Hernandez, 33, turned up unexpectedly at his hometown club, whose vice-president is his father.

The Leeds star is one of a number of senior players to have missed the controversial post-season trip to Myanmar, but it seems that the ex-Valencia star is still looking to keep in shape despite his campaign being over.

Castellon are currently in second place in Group Six of the Tercera Division, one point behind leaders Atletico Levante with one game to play.

Football Insider verdict

Hernandez is a true professional and Leeds fans are really lucky to have him on board for another year. He has been without doubt their best player this season having scored nine goals and supplied 10 assists in 43 appearances across all competitions. To lose him in the summer would have been a massive loss so credit has to go to the likes of Victor Orta and Paul Heckingbottom for convincing him to stay for another year. Even though he is 33-years-old, it looks as though Hernandez is not willing to take it easy right away after the season ended. It remains to be seen whether he can keep up his stunning performances at Elland Road for another year, but even if he doesn’t, Hernandez will still go down as a modern day hero at the club. Orta and Heckingbottom want go out to sign a younger winger in the summer to take his place. Hernandez would be a good mentor for a year given his Premier League, La Liga and international experience, so it’s probably the best strategy to take.

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