Victor Orta has delivered an update about the future of Pablo Hernandez at Leeds, and confirmed he will be speaking to his agent imminently.
Hernandez is out of contract in the summer and has said that he wants to stay at the club but hasn’t been made an offer yet.
Orta said that he would need to talk to the player’s agent and that would be the first step in reaching an agreement.
He also said that the situation would need addressing in the near future, adding, “We need to evaluate this in the short term.”
Orta was speaking at a live Q&A on the LUFC app and his comments were reported by Phil Hay from the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Orta on Hernandez contract (expires in the summer) – I have to have discussions with his agent. Pablo said the other day that he wants to stay and that's the first step to reaching an agreement. We need to evaluate this in the short term. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) February 26, 2018
The 32-year-old winger made his move to Leeds permanent on an 18-month deal after an initial loan move from Al Arabi in the summer of 2016.
He’s made 31 Championship appearances this season, scoring four goals and adding seven assists.
Leeds play Middlesbrough next in the Championship on Friday night, with every game between now and the end of the season crucial to their faint play-off hopes.
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