Leeds United continue to hold talks with winger Pablo Hernadez and are now ready to meet the player’s demands, according to a report.

The Yorkshire Evening Post chief sports writer, Phil Hay, claims that the Whites are set to meet Hernandez’ contractual demands after the attacker has shown time and time this season his importance to the side.

The 32-year-old midfielder’s deal at Elland Road comes to an end this season and the club only opened discussions with the player three weeks ago.

There have been reported suggestions that the key attacker could leave the Yorkshire outfit after being linked with a move to Birmingham City where he would link up with former Whites boss Gary Monk.

Football Insider verdict

Hernandez’ display against Sunderland at the weekend was representative of the kind of form he has reproduced throughout the season. In an otherwise dismal campaign, the winger has been one of only a few players to have performed at a consistent level and one of only a couple of names to have survived the squad overhaul last summer. It’s great news that they are ready to meet his demands, but Leeds fans will want to see one of their favourite players put pen to paper as soon as possible.

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