By Danny Wright

23rd Jan, 2018 | 5:08pm

Reliable journalist: Leeds may open talks with attacker as early as next week

Leeds United may open talks with attacker Pablo Hernandez about a new deal as early as next week, according to a reliable journalist.
Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Phil Hay claimed on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday that he can see the Whites entering negotiations with Hernandez, 32, after the January transfer window closes, which is due to happen next Wednesday night.

Hernandez’s current deal at Elland Road is due to expire at the end of the season and due to his key status in the first-team squad, it would no doubt make sense for him to be offered an extension.
The former Swansea and Valencia attacker has made 28 appearances in all competitions for Leeds this season, scoring six goals and supplying six assists.
He agreed to a 12-month extension with the Yorkshire giants in May, but he is now rapidly closing in on the end of that deal.
Football Insider verdict
Hernandez is a very reliable member of the Leeds squad and his experience has been invaluable over the last season and a half. The four-times Spain international has not really shown any signs that he is slowing down at the age of 32 so it would make a lot sense to hand him a new deal. Hernandez’s experience in England may also be a good thing for the amount of other Spanish players in the squad, especially in the Under-23s side at the moment. Leeds still have a lot of wingers in the squad though and it may make sense for Thomas Christiansen and Victor Orta to ship one or two out either this month or in the summer. 
In other Leeds United news, fans on Twitter are furious after it was announced that yet another midfielder has left Elland Road.
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