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Dodged a bullet: Leeds United and Abel Hernandez

Dodged a bullet: Leeds United and Abel Hernandez

Leeds United certainly appear to be shooting themselves in the foot at the moment as their automatic promotion hopes have taken a serious dent, however, it may seem as though they may have dodged a huge financial bullet last summer.

Abel Hernandez was heavily linked with a move to Elland Road last summer when he decided to leave Hull City at the end of his contract, although a move ultimately never materialised.

Whether that was because he wanted a financial package of around £100,000-a-week or for other reasons remains to be seen, however, Leeds must be delighted that they did not splash out for the Uruguay international.

Firstly, the Whites are in a position that they would have wanted to be in as the Championship campaign comes to an end without him and his high-earning wages.


Secondly, the 28-year-old has hardly shown that he would have deserved that kind of salary during his time with CSKA Moscow – the club he did eventually join in the summer.

The South American has been troubled by injuries throughout the campaign (something Leeds and their forwards have been accustomed to as well), whilst he has hardly set things alight in the Russian Premier Liga.

Hernandez has just three goals to his name in ten appearances, whilst the majority of those have come from the substitutes bench.

To make things even better for Leeds and their decision to avoid splashing on the forward, it is believed he is far from happy in Moscow and wants to leave the club just a year after signing a three-year contract.

With the way things have turned out for Marcelo Bielsa and Hernandez this season, it might just have been a wise move for the Elland Road outfit to look elsewhere in the summer.

Leeds fans, are you happy the club missed out on Hernandez after his current plight in Russia? Join in with the discussion below by sharing your thoughts with us.

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