Date: 5th June 2018 at 5:00pm
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Abel Hernandez looks set to join Leeds United this summer, according to Leeds Live.

The Uruguayan announced at the weekend that he will leave Hull City when his contract expires at the end of the June, and he could now be making a move to Elland Road.

We have pursued the striker in past transfer windows, but despite the 27-year-old being available on a free transfer, his wage demands would have likely been too high due to the pressures of Financial Fair Play.

Leeds Live report that although we were interested, along with Wolves, it seems that the financial incentives offered by Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani could have swung things in their favour.

Hernandez hinted on Twitter that the wages offered by Hull were not satisfactory and the Hull┬áDaily Mail confirmed yesterday that despite the Tigers offering a “large contract,” the forward opted to leave.

The player spent most of last season on the sidelines with an Achilles tendon injury but he returned for the run-in at the end of the season, scoring five goals.

 

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