By Wayne Veysey

1st Aug, 2016 | 9:20am

Report: Leeds clinch loan deal, will be converted to permanent transfer in January

By Alex Stevens

Pablo Hernandez has passed a Leeds medical and will join the club on an initial six-month loan deal, according to a reliable journalist covering the club.

Yorkshire Evening Post correspondent Phil Hay claimed on his personal Twitter account on Monday morning that the Championship giants had secured a deal for the Spain international.

Hay wrote that winger Hernandez will join from Qatari side Al-Arabi on loan until January, and the transfer will then be converted into a permanent deal.

It emerged over the weekend that the 31-year-old winger, who has won four full Spain caps, was headed to Leeds.

Hernandez spent two years in the Premier League from 2012 to 2014 after joining Swansea from Valencia for a then club-record fee of £5.5million.

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He will become the seventh summer signing of manager Garry Monk, who has completed the signings of Rob Green, Hadi Sacko, Marcus Antonsson, Kyle Bartley, Kemar Roofe and Matt Grimes.

Leeds ended their pre-season preparations with a win over Serie A side Atalanta and will now gear all their focus towards their opening Championship encounter with QPR.

In other Leeds transfer news,  a Tottenham attacker is high on the shortlist of the club.