According to reports from Football Insider, Leeds United have opened contract talks with star man Pablo Hernandez.
The 34-year-old signed a new two year contract last year, committing his future to Elland Road. However, the Spaniard remains at the heart of Marcelo Bielsa’s plans, therefore Leeds are keen to reward him with a new deal.
Football Insider also revealed that if Leeds were to get promoted to the Premier League, they could activate an automatic one year extension to his current contact. With another tough season coming up for Leeds, they may want the security of securing Hernandez’s future early.
The winger has missed the last three matches for the Whites, after suffering from a muscular injury.
Prior to his injury, Hernandez started the season in sparkling form, starting all eight league matches, scoring two goals and assisting two for his team mates. The Spaniard scored a stunning strike in Leeds’ 1-3 away win at Bristol City.
With Hernandez being 34-year-old and entering his fourth year at Elland Road, contract talks should be a formality.
Let’s see what Leeds fans make of the news that their star man is in talks about extending his stay…
El Pablo should have the keys to ER . He can even come and demand to play when he is 78
— Albert (@Albertlufc) October 16, 2019
I love him, hope he stays forever . As a coach after he retires.
— Liane Baxter ⚽️💙💛️⚽️ (@lianebaxter) October 16, 2019
Love him, but he seems to get a little bit more tired each year, yet his eye for a pass no one else sees, seems to be getting better. Be nice to keep him, if we don’t go up, deffo! If we do then the answer changes.
— Robbie (@RobbieT7) October 16, 2019
He’ll only stay if we go up.
— 𝚁𝚒𝚘𝚝𝙱𝚊𝚍𝚐𝚎𝚛 (@RiotBadger) October 16, 2019
Not really, form has gone out of the window, & getting too old, would like maybe to see him coach younger players.
— Craig & charlie the chocolate labrador. (@bandforgood) October 16, 2019
I love the guy to bits, but he tired in the last 6 games last season, which I think cost us promotion, when Pablo plays well Leeds are almost unstoppable. MOT
— Barrie Goodall (@GoodallBarrie) October 16, 2019
Could he replace Bielsa?
— Brett Evans (@BE82MOT) October 16, 2019