By Richard Parks
Leeds United are in hot pursuit of prolific Hull City striker Abel Hernandez and Swansea City defender Kyle Bartley – and supporters are have expressed their delight on Twitter.
The Yorkshire Evening Post claim the Championship giants have made Hernandez, 27, their priority centre-forward signing and are drawing up an offer to entice him to Elland Road when his contract expires at Hull this summer.
It is said that United want to secure Hernandez on a free transfer after he snubbed the offer of a new deal at Hull, with his goal return during the last four years making him an in-demand player for Championship clubs.
A separate report by the Yorkshire Evening Post explained that the club have also identified Bartley as a prime target as they look to reinforce their defence and have already made preliminary enquiries about a deal.
The Swansea centre-back spent a hugely successful season on loan at Leeds in 2016-17 and was a key player of the side that finished seventh under Garry Monk.
Leeds fans have been frustrated by some of the players the club have been linked with this summer, but are unanimous in their desire for deals to be done for Bartley and Hernandez.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Imagine how aroused we’ll all be if we get Bartley and Abel Hernandez in. For once can we please be pleasantly surpsrised? Please! #LUFC
— DanielThorne (@DanThorneTA1) May 16, 2018
Who else is foaming at the mouth ???? Bartley wants to come and Hernandez is of interest according to Phil Hay! Two signings that I’ve heard of and are of proven quality! #lufc
— Rio32LUFC (team????) (@leedshaz32) May 16, 2018
I try not to get excited about #LUFC transfer speculation too early but….
Kyle Bartley & Abel Hernandez would be a very solid start if we can make it happen
— billjames (@billjames) May 16, 2018
Imagine Hernandez and Bartley though….#lufc
— Neil (@OooahhBerardi) May 16, 2018
Abel Hernandez and Kyle Bartley would be a massive signal of intent! Get it done early Leeds! #lufc
— Lawrence O’Sullivan (@LozzaOfficial) May 16, 2018
Signing Kyle Bartley and Abel Hernandez would go a long way in reassuring me that #lufc are taking a promotion push seriously next season.
— Mark Bateman (@MGB8man) May 16, 2018
Abel Hernandez and Kyle Bartley would be a very good start to the summer. #lufc
— Ant (@antonyLUFCmay) May 16, 2018
Don’t know if you keep up with Phil Hay Ross but, Bartley wants to come … & he’s forcing the move as we speak. & it’s looking likely Hernandez will come here too, we’re half way to a deal … there’s definitely interest on his part. #LUFC
— LUFC Lewis (@LewisDeighton17) May 17, 2018
Yes gef bartley and abel hernandez????
— Matt (@Itz_Mat_Forshaw) May 16, 2018