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Leeds United joined by Garry Monk’s Birmingham in pursuit of top transfer target

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Leeds United face competition from Birmingham City for Abel Hernandez, according to The Yorkshire Post.

Hernandez is a free agent after refusing a new contract at Hull City and a host of clubs are chasing his services.

Leeds appear to be in pole position after Aston Villa’s financial woes saw them drop out of the race and Wolves’ signing of Benik Afobe seems to have put the Hernandez deal to bed.

The Whites are in advanced talks over a deal to bring the Uruguay international to Elland Road and improve their current striker options, despite not yet having a manager in place.

Leeds are preparing to match his £40k-per-week Hull City wage and are currently ironing out the other details in his contract.

But Birmingham – who are managed by former Leeds boss Garry Monk – are hoping to sign another striker and they are looking to poach Hernandez.

The 27-year-old scored eight goals in eight starts after recovering from a serious long-term injury last season and he netted 20 league strikes in Hull’s 2015/16 promotion winning campaign.

Birmingham are without Sam Gallagher next year after he returned to parent club Southampton so they are in the market for a new forward.

The Verdict

Hernandez would be an excellent addition if Birmingham could convince him to join them.

With an attacking midfield trio consisting of Jota, Che Adams and Jacques Maghoma providing the creativity behind prolific, proven goal scorer Hernandez, Birmingham could surely be pushing for a play-off spot at the very least.

Although his wages are hefty, the fact that he is a free transfer evens this out and he is definitely worth signing.

Birmingham fans – Would you like to sign Hernandez? Let us know below…

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