Leeds United have not enjoyed the best of summers this year, with the club struggling to get a number of their transfer targets across the line.
Marcelo Bielsa is keen on strengthening his squad ahead of the upcoming Championship season as he looks to make them a challenging outfit that is competing for a place in the Premier League.
The manager has identified a number of targets during the course of the transfer window, however, financial concerns appear to have played a huge role in the reasons why the club cannot acquire the players he wants.
One man that has been linked with a move to Elland Road is Abel Hernandez, following his decision to leave Hull City at the end of the season. It has been understood that his wage demands have caused the Whites some concern, hence why a move has not yet materialised.
However, Phil Hay has taken to Twitter to provide fans with some hope on the situation, although did admit that a deal could essentially be dead in the water.
essentially yes. Not willing to meet the financial package Hernandez wants. But he hasn’t found another club yet and wants to stay in England so it’s possible his demands might change
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) July 13, 2018
The Yorkshire Evening Post journalist stated that the Uruguay international may decide to reduce his wage demands as he is keen on remaining in England and has not found another club to join yet.
The possibility that Hernandez may drop his wage demands in order to push a move through would be a coup for Leeds this summer.
The striker is the type of player Bielsa has been looking for as he is a proven goalscorer at the Championship level and would help to make them a real threat going forward.
However, should he reduce his demands, it will remain to be seen by how much as it is thought Leeds will not budge that much from what they would initially have offered.
Leeds fans – thoughts?