Leeds weigh up swoop for Hull striker Abel Hernandez with Steven Gerrard’s Rangers eyeing Ollie McBurnie deal
- Leeds are mulling over a deal for Hull City’s Uruguayan striker Abel Hernandez
- The 27-year-old is out of contract this summer after four years on Humberside
- Hernandez could be an alternative to Ollie McBurnie, who is also a target
- Gerrard and Rangers are now in the running for young Swansea frontman
Leeds United are considering a move for Hull City striker Abel Hernandez.
The Uruguay international, 27, is out of contract this summer and could fit into the Elland Road club’s budget.
Manager Paul Heckingbottom wanted Swansea’s Ollie McBurnie but Rangers, under Steven Gerrard, have emerged as strong rivals.
Leeds are mulling over a move for Hull striker Abel Hernandez, who will soon be out of contract
Hernandez, who was not named in Uruguay’s provisional World Cup squad this week, joined Hull from Palermo for a then club-record fee of £10million in the summer of 2014 and scored 39 goals in 110 appearances across all competitions.
Tigers boss Nigel Adkins claimed earlier this month that the former Penarol forward had been offered ‘one hell of a contract’ to stay at the Championship club despite being sidelined for seven months of the season as the result of an achilles injury.
Leeds are expected to be heavily active once again during the summer transfer window, with Heckingbottom searching for better balance in his squad after a run of just four wins in 16 matches following his arrival in February.
Paul Heckingbottom was keen for a reunion with Ollie McBurnie, who is now on Rangers’ radar