Leeds United are on the verge of signing Pablo Hernandez.
Swansea City's Pablo Hernandez
Leeds United are on the verge of wrapping up the signing of former Swansea City attacker Pablo Hernandez.
The Yorkshire Evening Post report Leeds are close to a deal for the Spaniard, who has been playing at Qatari side Al Arabi.
Pablo Hernandez - Swansea City
Hernandez, 31, has previously been capped by Spain and is highly regarded. He has played under Garry Monk before, although was signed by his predecessor at Swansea, Michael Laudrup.
He is a player who had his up's and down's at Swansea, arriving with big hopes, but also struggling for consistency at times.
His move to Leeds has got Swansea fans talking, and here is a look at what they have been saying.
These are comments from Swansea supporter online message board Planet Swans...
- "If that's true I'm amazed. Not so much because of the Monk/Laudrup/Spanish players thing, but because he is going to have a go in the championship. He wasn't physically up to the PL. Will rip teams apart on his day though."
"Quality signing for them bit of a step up from Bartley & Grimes."
- "On his day a match winner with great feet but so inconsistent a really frustrating player."
- "It all depends whether he's fit or not.. fantastic when he has a run of 3 or 4 games.. it's his usual injury breakdown that disrupts his form.. He'd give championship defences headaches when in full flow."
- "He'll do nothing for Leeds. He's 31 now and leaving us to go to Qatar proves money first football second. Gone there for a final pay day, and will serve to be nothing more than a nail in Mr Monks coffin."
Pablo Hernandez of Swansea City appeals for a decision
The former Real Betis ace has a chance to excel at Leeds, but the message is that the Whites have a talented player on their hands.
He clearly divides opinion among the Swans faithful, and Leeds supporters will need to be patient on his off days, and it will be up to head coach Garry Monk to get him playing to his potential.
Swansea's Pablo Hernandez in action with Cardiff's Bo Kyung Kim