Leeds United fans in the Transfer Tavern were finally handed some good news after yet another disappointing campaign, and they will be further encouraged by reports coming out concerning that news.
The Whites managed to reach an agreement with midfielder Pablo Hernandez to extend his stay at Elland Road for a further two years, with his current deal set to expire in the summer.
However, reports are now suggesting that the deal could be extended further in the future, should they meet a certain condition.
And that’s because The Yorkshire Evening Post are reporting that, should Leeds be promoted to the Premier League within the next two years, the 33-year-old will be guaranteed an extension to his new contract.
The Yorkshire heavyweights have fallen short in the past number of seasons and despite looking early season favourites, they fell away from a chance in spectacular fashion.
The Whites are heading for a mid-table finish at the moment and manager Paul Heckingbottom will be looking to make his own signings since joining the club in February. He will be delighted with the contract extension of Hernandez, as will the locals in the bar, as he has proved to be one of their standout performers in what was otherwise a fairly disappointing campaign.
Landlord’s Verdict: The Leeds locals in the Tavern will be delighted that they have finally managed to get a deal done to keep the veteran attacker at Elland Road for another two years.
The former Spain international has been crucial to how they have played in the past and will be vital in the Yorkshire side’s efforts in trying to get back into the Premier League. And if they were to do just that, the 33-year-old would deservedly earn himself the stability of an extension to his contract.
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