By Richard Parks
Leeds United are to reportedly table an offer to Hull City striker Abel Hernandez – and fans have taken to Twitter to drool at the prospect of his arrival at Elland Road.
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.
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.
But Hernandez is regarded differently due to his track record in English football since arriving at Hull for £10million from Palermo in the summer of 2014.
The 29-times Uruguay international has netted 39 goals in 110 Hull games, including 28 from 49 Championship matches and a lethal eight from 10 appearances in an injury-disrupted 2017-18 season.
It is these kind of numbers that have got Leeds fans excited about a player who will be available on a free transfer this summer after snubbing Hull’s offer of a new contract.
United supporters would love to see him at Elland Road next season.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Definitely behind us signing Abel Hernandez. Fell in love with him when he punched Phil Jones a couple of years back and received a 3 match ban. #lufc
— Joe (@lufc_joe1919) May 16, 2018
Abel Hernández would be a superb signing for Leeds. He has averaged an impressive 0.56 goals per game ratio in the Championship (29 goals in 52 Champ appearances). ????
— LUFCDATA (@LUFCDATA) May 16, 2018
Abel Hernandez would do bits #lufc
— JORD (@jordyc243) May 16, 2018
Imagine bringing in Bartley and Abel Hernandez, would be a brilliant start to the summer ???? #lufc
— We Are Leeds (@WeAreLeeds1919) May 16, 2018
— Luke Jordan (@L_Jordan4) May 16, 2018
Abel Hernandez would be a great buy. Interesting that Hull originally got him from Serie B. There’s intelligent life out there, apparently. #lufc
— David Guile ???? (@ellandduck) May 16, 2018
Now we’re talking!
— lufcmatt (@Mathew1982) May 16, 2018