Paul Heckingbottom is surely hoping for a busy summer at Leeds United so that he can try and mould a squad capable of challenging for promotion next season.
Therefore, he will face several big decisions in the coming months on who he wants to keep, with none more so than Pablo Hernandez.
The creative Spaniard is out of contract in June and as he is 32-years old there are some doubts as to whether he will stay on, although the player himself is said to be keen to remain at Elland Road.
However, EFL pundit and former Whites midfielder David Prutton believes it’s a ‘no-brainer’ to tie down the ex-Swansea man to a new deal.
Whilst acknowledging he won’t be the main man over a 46-game season, Prutton wrote in his Yorkshire Evening Post column that he still has enough to offer the side.
“He will win you games and he’ll create goals fairly regularly, but he’s not a player you can build a team around. Not anymore.”
“But unless the standard of recruitment goes up spectacularly this summer, to the point where he’s not needed, he’s worth another deal. It’s a no-brainer as far as I’m concerned.”
This is a very fair assessment from Prutton as he outlines some issues with Hernandez but at the end of the day he is a good player to have in the Championship.
Consistency may be a problem but the winger has the quality to unlock any defence and over the course of a season will have many crucial moments.
He wants to stay and Leeds still need him so a deal should be pretty straightforward.
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