Report: Aston Villa still want Hull's Abel Hernandez, could form potent attack with McCormack

Derby's Jason Shackell in action with Hull's Abel Hernandez

Aston Villa are still reportedly keen on Abel Hernandez.

Hull's Abel Hernandez celebrates at the end of the matchHull's Abel Hernandez celebrates

According to The Telegraph, Aston Villa remain keen on Hull City striker Abel Hernandez even after signing Ross McCormack – but face a battle convincing him to drop back into the Championship.

Villa swooped to make their biggest signing of the summer transfer window by landing Fulham striker McCormack on Thursday, with Sky Sports reporting that Villa have paid up to £14m for the Scotland international.

Derby's Jason Shackell in action with Hull's Abel HernandezDerby's Jason Shackell in action with Hull's Abel Hernandez

The 29-year-old hit 23 goals for Fulham last season, and will provide a major boost to the Villa attack – but it seems that manager Roberto Di Matteo isn't quite done just yet.

The Telegraph report that Villa are still keen on a deal for Hull City striker Abel Hernandez, despite already having snapped up McCormack.

Wolves' Dominic Iorfa (L) in action with Hull City's Abel HernandezWolves' Dominic Iorfa (L) in action with Hull City's Abel Hernandez

Uruguayan international Hernandez, 25, finished last season with 22 goals for the Tigers, helping Hull win promotion to the Premier League.

Now, just days after midfielder Mohamed Diame chose to drop back down into the Championship with Newcastle United, Villa are hoping to tempt Hernandez into a similar move – but it's believed that they face a tough task convincing him into the move.

Abel Hernandez of Hull City in action with Marlon Pack of Bristol CityAbel Hernandez of Hull City in action with Marlon Pack of Bristol City

Having scored just four goals in his last Premier League campaign, Hernandez may want to prove himself in the top flight this time around, but the chaos at Hull – who have made no senior summer signings and have no manager – could at least turn his head.

That would be great news for Villa, and completing a move for Hernandez would give Di Matteo a remarkable attack that scored 45 goals last season, and give fans hope of an immediate return to the Premier League.

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