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Reliable journalist: This is what needs to happen for Leeds attacker to extend contract

By Amir Mir

The chances of Pablo Hernandez extending his contract at Leeds United rests on manager Garry Monk, according to a reliable journalist.

Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Phil Hay has stated on his personal Twitter account that Hernandez’ future “probably depends” on Monk, whose own contract expires in the summer.

Playmaker Hernandez was on loan at the Yorkshire club from Qatari side Al-Arabi at the start of the season and then made his deal at Elland Road permanent in January.

Here is reporter Hay responding to a Leeds fan on Twitter, who asked about Hernadez’ future at the club.

Over the course of the season, the 32-year-old had been a key member of Monk’s team as they narrowly missed out on finishing in the top six by five points.

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The Leeds star played 35 Championship matches this term, scoring five goals and supplying eight assists.

Hernandez would normally be deployed behind striker Chris Wood, who finished as the league’s top scorer, in a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Football Insider verdict:

Monk needs to move away from making loan deals and signing players on permanent contracts if he wants to make that step into the top six. Hernandez has been a solid player for Leeds this season, but there is no doubt that more creativity will be needed in the final third. There were times when there was too much reliance on Hernandez providing the creativity and Wood scoring the goals for the club. More depth is needed for Monk and signing Hernandez would be a good piece of business. 

In other Leeds news, a player is in advanced talks as the fee could be £7million in this transfer latest. 

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