Pundit adamant Pablo Hernandez is quitting Leeds after Phil Hay reveal
Gabriel Agbonlahor has tipped Leeds United hero Pablo Hernandez to quit the club in the summer.
The former Premier League striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the Whites will improve their squad in the summer and there will be no place for the 35-year-old.
Phil Hay of the Athletic reports Spanish second division side CD Castellon had eyed up signing Hernandez in January and are likely to renew their interest at the end of the season.
The Spain international is a co-owner of Castellon, his boyhood club, who are fighting for their lives at the wrong end of the Segunda Division.
Hernandez has been limited to just two Premier League starts all season and has influence has been clearly on the wain after a fantastic campaign last term.
Asked whether he expected Hernandez to move to Castellon at the end of the season given a chance, Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “100 per cent.
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“If Leeds had the money to bring in new players he probably would have left but they haven’t got the squad to let him go at the moment.
“But in the summer he’ll have to move because, at that age, to do it in the Premier League is very tough.
“Leeds are only going to improve their squad so there probably won’t be space for him in the squad in the summer, no way.”
Hernandez has played over 150 games for Leeds since his move from Qatari club Al-Arabi SC in 2016, initially on loan.
He has scored 36 goals across all competitions for the Yorkshire giants but is yet to find the net in the Premier League.