Hull City ace Abel Hernandez admits he would be tempted by Juventus

Abel Hernandez

Hull City striker says his immediate goal is earning promotion with the club.

Hull City striker Abel Hernandez has been talking about his short-term and long-term goals, and desire to one day return to play in Italy.

Hernandez signed for Hull in 2014 from Italian side Palermo, only to see the club suffer relegation, amid an inconsistent campaign for him personally in which he netted just four Premier League goals.

This season in the Championship it has been very different, with Hernandez finding his shooting boots. He has scored 15 goals in 22 appearances.

Speaking to Spanish website Todomercadoweb, the Uruguayan striker said: "My main goal is to arrive in the Premier League with Hull City , then on to Europe with the Tigers or with a stronger team.

"Then I would return to Italy, only in a big [team such] as Juventus, Inter or Napoli. Finally a return to Palermo, where I found myself very well."

The 25-year-old added that he was happy at Hull, but realistically this may depend on Steve Bruce's side being able to clinch promotion back to the top flight.

Hull are currently on top of the table, but just one point separates the top three teams, with Middlesbrough and Burnley in the mix, and only two automatic promotion spots on offer.

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