Leeds United look set to enter a dogfight in order to solve their current striker crisis.
With Pierre-Michel Lasogga set to return to Hamburg, Leeds are left with Caleb Ekuban, Jay Roy Grot and winger turned forward Kemar Roofe in their attacking ranks.
If the club are to turn their squad into one that can push further up the league, their main target this summer will be a striker they can trust to find the back of the net on a regular basis.
One player the club are now interested in is Hull City striker Abel Hernandez. However, the club must be set for a scrap in order to secure his services.
Championship winners Wolves are already chasing the forward and can offer the promise of Premiership football should they continue their vested interest. The deal for Wolves depends on whether they can reach an agreement with Bournemouth for loanee Benik Afobe prior to any approach for Hernandez.
Whereas Leeds are now set to make s big splash in the market and Hernandez would tick many boxes in their summer shopping list.
Hernandez, who’s contract is set to expire next month will be looking to continue his journey in English football should a move materialise and a move to Leeds would resemble a short relocation for the striker.
The 27-year old is well known to both the Championship and Premier League having spent four years at the Tigers in which he has scored 39 goals in 110 appearances.
However, it’s Hernandez’s Championship form that Leeds’ higher ups should be focusing on; the forward has scored an impressive 28 goals in 49 appearances during two spells in England’s second tier.
This season Hernandez has struggled with injury but still managed to muster a respectful 8 goals in 10 appearances.
Strong, imposing and more than able to put the ball in the back of the net, Hernandez would be the perfect man for Leeds, should they make a real effort to woo the forward.
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By Ryan Ingham