Hull City manager Nigel Adkins has admitted that he has not heard anything about Celtic’s reported offer for Abel Hernandez.
Italian news outlet Calcio Mercato has reported that the Hoops have offered Hernandez, 27, a “monster” three-year deal that would make him the best-paid player in Scottish football should he accept it.
The Uruguay international will be a free agent in a matter of weeks and it is understood that he is considering Brendan Rodgers’ offer.
Speaking in a press conference on Thursday, Adkins was asked about the reports about Celtic’s attempt to sign Hernandez, and offered a one-word response.
When asked if he knows anything about the link, the Hull boss was quoted by BBC Look North reporter Matthew Bone on his personal Twitter account as saying: “No.”
There’s a story today about Abel Hernandez being offered a 3 year deal with Celtic. Do you know anything about that?
— Matthew Bone (@mattbonebbc) April 12, 2018
Hernandez has been in lethal form for Hull this season despite spending almost all of it on the sidelines with injury.
He has made eight appearances in the Championship, but still managed to score seven goals.
Football Insider verdict
Adkins was pretty blunt in his reply and it is quite hard to read into whether Celtic have actually made an offer for Hernandez. With his KCOM Stadium contract running out, Hernandez is able to go into negotiations with clubs outside of England so there’s every chance that the Bhoys have started an effort to sign the ex-Palermo forward. He would definitely be a great addition at Parkhead, especially if he manages to avoid getting injured so often. Celtic will probably need at least one new striker in the summer with Moussa Dembele linked with leaving and Odsonne Edouard’s loan ending. Hernandez, for free, would be a brilliant addition.
In other Celtic news, fans have demanded that the Hoops offload this £14,000-a-week player in the summer.