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Leeds United: Whites fans should be relieved that Abel Hernandez is not on Bielsa’s radar

Leeds United: Whites fans should be relieved that Abel Hernandez is not on Bielsa’s radar

Ever since the departure of Chris Wood in 2017, it has been glaringly obvious that Leeds United have been missing a natural goal-scorer who has the attributes needed to set the Championship alight on a consistent basis.

Although both Patrick Bamford and Kemar Roofe did show glimpses of what they are capable of producing during the 2018/19 campaign, their struggles with injuries ultimately played a huge role in why the Whites missed out on promotion to the Premier League.

Despite the boost that the club will undoubtedly receive from the news that Marcelo Bielsa will be staying at the club next season, it is obvious that the Argentine will have to work his magic in the upcoming transfer window if Leeds are to achieve success in the Championship.

By getting his recruitment spot on between now and September, it would not be at all surprising if the former Athletic Bilbao boss secures top-flight football in 2020. However, by making some costly errors this summer, Bielsa could risk unravelling all the hard-work that he has done to transform the Whites’ fortunes since joining the club last June.

With an abundance of players available for transfer, Leeds fans ought to be relieved that their side are not looking to resurrect their interest in one of their previous targets.

According to Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay, the Whites will be steering clear of trying to sign Abel Hernandez despite the forward being available on a free transfer this summer after being released by CSKA Moscow earlier this week.

An incredibly inconsistent marksman, the Uruguayan only managed to score three goals for the Russian outfit last season and has looked a shadow of the player who fired in 20 goals for Hull City during an immense 2015/16 campaign at the KCOM Stadium.

Such has been the extent of Hernandez’s woes in recent times, it could be argued that if the Whites had decided to bring him in, he would have struggled to get into the team over Bamford who himself has hardly been pulling up any trees for his side.

What do you think Leeds fans? Are you relieved that your club will not be signing Hernandez this summer? Or could it have been worth the risk to bring in the 28-year-old? Get in touch below.

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