Leeds United playmaker Pablo Hernandez has struggled to get game time since the club got promoted and Phil Hay has provided an update on his future.
The latest on Hernandez
Writing on The Athletic website, he said: “Hernandez just doesn’t seem to be floating Bielsa’s boat. I don’t know if he doesn’t think Hernandez has the legs or the influence anymore but he really isn’t [relying] on him much. I only see this ending with Hernandez leaving in the summer.”
Hernandez looks likely to leave
Hay raved over the midfielder last season after his last-minute winner at Swansea, as he said: ‘The guy is just unreal. Played like a demon since the restart.’ It is understandable to see the Spaniard to receive such praise as he shone in Leeds’ promotion season, scoring nine goals and picking up nine assists (WhoScored). He also managed on average 2.1 shots, 2.3 key passes and 1.1 successful dribbles per game.
This season hasn’t been the same for the 35 year-old as he has started just two games, been subbed on in eleven and only picked up two assists so far (WhoScored).
Hay’s comments seem to suggest the fan favourite will depart – Castellon even made a late effort to sign him last month but were rejected, via Hay.
At 35 years of age and starting just twice this campaign, with owner Andrea Radrizzani hinting at bigger and better things to come this summer and Hay now claiming the Spanish outfit have an ‘advantage’ in signing Hernandez, it would make sense to allow his departure and replace him with a younger model, perhaps the often-linked Rodrigo De Paul.
In other news, Agbonlahor has praised one Leeds ace, have a read who it is here!
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