Date: 17th May 2018 at 7:59am
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Leeds United are “reasonably close” to sealing a deal for Hull City striker Abel Hernandez on a free transfer this summer with his contract on the verge of expiring, according to a reliable journalist.

The Yorkshire Evening Post’s Phil Hay, who has established himself as one of the most revered reporters covering events at Elland Road, claims on his personal Twitter account that the Whites have been working hard to try and wrap up a move for the 27-year-old from their Championship rivals.

It is said that Leeds are “hopeful” over getting the deal over the line for the Tigers man, who has scored at a rate of nearly-a-goal-per-game with eight strikes in 10 appearances, an achilles tendon injury ruling him out of action for much of the season.

Football Insider verdict

Capturing Hernandez would be a major coup for Leeds and would offer them a proven goal scorer – something that they have hugely missed during the last 12 months. Kemar Roofe has done his best to chip in with goals but the performances from the likes of Pierre-Michel Lasogga, Jay Roy Grot and Caleb Ekuban have left much to be desired. Hernandez would represent a step in the right direction and should he sign, fans will likely have a lot more faith in the men at the top of Elland Road after a difficult year, hopes of a play-off spot fading to be replaced by mid-table mediocrity. Improvements both on and off the field are needed if the club ever hope to achieve their goals and with captures like Hernandez, it certainly makes the future look a lot brighter. Fans will just be hoping it is the start of things to come, and not something which happens just once this summer.

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