Leeds United have announced a deal for Pablo Hernandez.
Swansea's Pablo Hernandez
Leeds United have confirmed a deal to sign Pablo Hernandez, via their official website.
Hernandez signs on a six month loan deal from Al Arabi, with a view to make a deal permanent in January.
Swansea City's Pablo Hernandez looks dejected
The Spaniard's move however nearly fell through, with Leeds taking the unusual step of explaining that the switch nearly collapsed.
The reason they gave for this was that the speculation surrounding a switch was off putting for the parties involved in negotiations.
The statement read: "Intense media speculation put Pablo’s move in jeopardy but the club is pleased to have reached an agreement and Pablo would like to thank the fans for their support."
Pablo Hernandez of Swansea City appeals for a decision
Leeds have this summer managed to keep their transfer targets largely under wraps, with the Matt Grimes, Rob Green ad Hadi Sacko deals coming particularly out of the blue.
They have obviously hoped to conclude this one in secrecy, and it being out in the open apparently complicated matters - potentially alerting other clubs - but what is important now is that Leeds have got their man.
Hernandez is known to Garry Monk from their time working together at Swansea City, and could be a real difference maker for the Whites, if he can re-capture his best form.
Pablo Hernandez - Swansea City