In the early stages of the transfer window, Leeds United found themselves linked with every player under the sun. One of those was Abel Hernandez and after the free agent couldn’t agree a deal with The Whites due to his ridiculous wage demands, talks commenced between his representatives and CSKA Moscow.
And here ends that saga. Abel Hernandez to CSKA Moscow.https://t.co/UTxuTyBVFy
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) August 1, 2018
The Uruguayan striker how now signed a deal with the Moscow club, ending any talk that he could be signing for Leeds, even though that one died weeks ago. However, it will be nice for the fans to see that he’s not still kicking around for futile links to a move in future transfer windows. Instead, the club managed to sign Patrick Bamford from Middlesbrough and whilst his goalscoring record may not be as impressive, the fans are delighted that he’s signed.
One of the major concerns surrounding Abel Hernandez was that the striker couldn’t stay fit. In his time at Hull City, the 27-year-old could never string together a serious run of games without being interrupted by some sort of niggle here of there. If Hernandez succeeds at CSKA then it will mean to little to the Elland Road faithful, who on the whole, are pleased that he didn’t make the move to Yorkshire when he had the chance.
You can read the Whites’ verdict on Hernandez here:
— Tommy (@tommy_lufc) August 1, 2018
57k a week for a player that probably won’t even play 57 minutes this season
— Kian (@KianPLUFC) 1 August 2018
Another mug, along with Vydra chasing the money instead of working under one of the worlds finest coaches in front of the best crowd they’ll never know
— Richard (@Rich57H) August 1, 2018
@abelhernandezok waving goodbye to his career.
Chasing the money instead of playing in the best league in the world when @LUFC get promoted.
I don’t think he’ll get another chance of coming back to England now
— Michael Barnaby (@MikeBarney18) August 1, 2018
There was no saga!! Just the usual rubbish linking Leeds with anyone and everyone so that season ticket sales remain high.
— Pete Wainwright (@PeterWainwrig8) August 2, 2018
That’s an awful lot of money
— Chris L (@LUFCTX) 1 August 2018
Couldn’t finish his dinner that lad.
— Alex Riordan (@alexriordan83) August 1, 2018
The Whites are pleased that they haven’t signed Hernandez but will be hoping the decision pays off as they instead opted to move for Bamford.