Hull City's most expensive player doesn't want to play in the Championship

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Abel Hernandez is reportedly a target for Sampdoria, as he plans a summer departure from Hull City.

When he arrived at Hull City for a club record £10m from Italian outfit Palermo, on transfer deadline day last summer, fans expected great things of Uruguay international Abel Hernandez.

Considered a player with huge potential, whilst also proving to be a potent scorer with his national team, the player they nicknamed 'La Joya' (The Jewel) in his home country, unfortunately, didn't prove to be quite the gem Hull City were hoping for.

After a very promising start to the 2014-15 campaign, Hernandez only managed to score four goals in a total of 25 appearances in the Premier League, rarely showing the spark his signing was intended to provide the Hull City forward line.

Now according to TMW, the 24-year-old striker is looking to leave The Tigers, following a hugely disappointing campaign individually, and the relegation of his team from the Premier League.

Seemingly unwilling to drop down to the Championship, the player is apparently keen to engineer a move elsewhere, with Italian side Sampdoria reportedly interested.

Having only completed one year of the three-year deal he signed upon joining Hull City, plus the option of a fourth, it remains to be seen if they will accept approaches this summer.

Certainly, his high salary would provide strong enough reasons for Hull City to offload Hernandez, whilst his suspension for punching Manchester United defender Phil Jones, is another black mark against the player.

The biggest difficulty will be recouping anywhere near the fee originally paid, which leads to speculation that Sampdoria may initially look towards a loan deal, which could include an option to buy clause.

Meanwhile, Hernandez is currently focused on helping Uruguay defend their Copa America crown, ahead of their first group game in the competition this weekend.

As such, a swift move would seem unlikely, meaning the future of Hernandez at Hull City, may not be decided until after the tournament in Chile is concluded.

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