Report: Chievo to hold talks with Hull City striker Abel Hernandez this evening

Hull City KC South Stand

Italian outfit Chievo are reportedly in pole position to sign Hull City’s Abel Hernandez.

According to the latest reports from Sky Sports Italia, the agent of Hull City’s Abel Hernandez will hold talks with Serie A outfit Chievo over the prospect of a move to Italy.

The 24-year-old striker only joined Hull last summer, trading southern Italian side Palermo for the KC Stadium on a three-year deal for a club record £10 million fee.

The deal initially excited the Tigers’ supporters as he arrived with a good CV. However, he soon struggled to adapt and eventually finished the campaign with just four Premier League goals.

With seemingly little interest to stick it out in the Championship, a return to Italy has been mooted in the press and fresh reports claim Chievo lead the race for his signature.

“Chievo sporting director Nucam Nember will hold talks with the agent of Abel Hernandez this evening. Torino and Bologna are also reported to be interested in bringing him back to Serie A but Chievo are in pole position,” the report states.

Should Hull City sell Hernandez this summer?

Aside from his poor goal return, the Uruguayan international struggled with the physicality and speed of the English game and only managed 15 Premier League starts last season.

The Championship is as competitive as they come and Hull cannot afford to carry anybody, regardless of how much quality they possess or what they can produce when at their best.

Hernandez is a very good player, but his attributes aren’t suited to the English game and boss Steve Bruce would be wise to try and recoup at least a part of the heavy price Hull paid for him last summer.

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