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Journalist reveals Leeds target’s wage demands which could be holding up potential deal

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Leeds United target Abel Hernandez wants to earn wages in excess of £30,000-per-week, according to reliable football journalist Alan Nixon.

Nixon reports that Hull City made Hernandez an offer of between £25,000 and £35,000-per-week but he is holding out for more.

Available on a free transfer after deciding to reject Hull’s new contract offer, the Uruguay international is on the radar of a number of Championship clubs.

Leeds United are in pole position to land Hernandez and remain in advanced talks with him, while Birmingham City are among the other sides interested.

But his wage demands could be holding up a deal because he wants more than the pay packets offered to him by the Tigers.

Hernandez spent most of last season sidelined with a serious injury but returned to hit eight goals in eight matches to reaffirm how dangerous he can be in the second tier.

In his last full season in the Championship, Hernandez hit 20 league goals to fire Hull to the Premier League.

Leeds are now considering Matej Vydra of Derby County as an alternative.

The Verdict

Hernandez’s wage demands are ridiculously high and we have recently seen Aston Villa land themselves in trouble for similar reasons.

It is a major risk, lessened slightly by the fact that no transfer fee is needed, because failing to win promotion would see Leeds struggle to balance the books.

But signing a proven prolific goal scorer like the 27-year-old could be just what the Whites need to finally achieve a long-awaited return to the Premier League.

Leeds fans – What do you make of this news? Let us know below…

NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

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