Leeds United are to set to open talks with Spanish attacker Pablo Hernandez over a new contract, according to reports from Football Insider.
The 34-year-old penned a new two year deal last year, that saw him commit his future to Elland Road until 2020. With Hernandez being a key figure in Marcelo Bielsa’s side, the Yorkshire club are looking to extend his deal further.
Football Insider also revealed that there’s a clause in his current contract, that will allow Leeds to activate an automatic one year extension, if they are promoted to the Premier League.
However, with the former Swansea City man being one of Leeds’ standout players, they are keen to reward him for his performances, and tie him down on a longer term contract, to put off any potential buyers.
Hernandez was voted Leeds’ 2018/19 player of the season by the fans, for the second year running, while also picking up the players’ player of the year award, too.
The Spaniard has shown no signs of depletion yet. He started the opening eight games of the Championship season, racking up two goals and two assists. Hernandez scored a stunning goal away at Bristol City, the first in a 1-3 win for The Whites, back in August.
The winger has missed the last three matches, as he suffered on the sidelines with a muscular injury, although he is expected to be back fit after the international break.
Despite being at the veteran stage of his career, Hernandez is still a class act and a huge part of Leeds’ future plans. To get his future tied to the club would provide a huge boost to everyone in West Yorkshire.
During his four year spell at Elland Road, Hernandez has so far scored goals consistently every season and made over 100 appearances. The Spaniard will be looking to add a couple of goals onto that goal tally moving forwards this season.