By Richard Parks
Leeds United are to table an offer to Hull City striker Abel Hernandez in a bid to win the race for his signature this summer, according to a report.
The Yorkshire Evening Post claim the Championship giants are putting together a package to entice the Uruguayan, 27, after placing him top of their list of centre-forward targets.
It is said that United want to secure Hernandez on a free transfer after he snubbed the offer of a new deal at Hull, where his current agreement expires on 30 June.
Football Insider verdict:
Leeds fans have been mostly underwhelmed by the players the club have been strongly linked with signing this summer, with the notable exception of Kyle Bartley, the Swansea defender who had such an impressive season on loan in 2016-17. Hernandez is certain to be a target who will excited supporters fed up with their club landing bargain flops from overseas. There will be encouragement that Leeds are in the race for the 29-times Uruguay international, but it is by no means certain they can lead it or seal his signature. Hernandez is one of the most attractive free agents available for Championship clubs this summer, possessing an impressive record of 39 goals in 110 Hull games, including a lethal eight from 10 appearances this season before an achilles injury cruelly cut short his campaign. One good piece of news for Leeds; Hernandez definitely won’t be staying at Hull. He has snubbed what Tigers manager Nigel Adkins called “one hell of a contract”, two years after Aston Villa tabled what he claimed, as quoted by the YEP, was a £20million bid for the player.