Leeds United fans in the Transfer Tavern are deserving of some positive news this season, having seen their club fail miserably to win promotion to the Premier League, a manager sacking and some below-par performances from their team.
That positive news is that there is a deal on the table for Pablo Hernandez, with Paul Heckingbottom confirming that the Whites are in talks with the player. The 32-year-old has been one of the brighter members of the first-team so far and there have been growing concerns from punters that he could leave Elland Road at the end of the season when his current deal expires.
However, Lee Sobot, who is a journalist with the Yorkshire Evening Post, has confirmed on Twitter that Heckingbottom has revealed the ongoing discussions with the former Spanish international, although there is some caution to the situation.
Heckingbottom on talks with Hernandez over new deal: "We spoke the other day about it. Discussions are ongoing, but it’s pointless for me to say anything about it until we get a definitive answer." #lufc
— Lee Sobot (@LeeSobotYEP) March 28, 2018
The manager, who only joined the Whites in February, has confirmed that talks are still ongoing between the two parties and that there has not been a breakthrough and they are waiting on a “definitive answer”. Considering his popularity amongst our resident Yorkshiremen, there’s a huge hope in our bar that a deal can be reached with the former Swansea man.
Leeds fans will be delighted with the news that they are trying to get the 5ft 7in attacking midfielder to commit his future to the club in what would be a welcomed positive in a fairly disappointing season.
If they can make progress on a potential agreement, perhaps the wheels could be put in motion in terms of getting some momentum together ahead of next season. Indeed, Leeds need a boost and the idea of securing the forward’s future would surely give supporters just that.
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