Report: West Brom make Hull's Abel Hernandez their number one target

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

West Bromwich Albion have been linked with Hull City’s Abel Hernandez.

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

According to the Mirror, West Bromwich Albion have made Hull City’s Abel Hernandez their number one transfer target.

The report claims that the Baggies are looking to take advantage of Hull’s current situation, and after missing out on West Ham United’s Diafra Sakho they have made Hernandez their top priority.

West Brom have been extremely quiet in the transfer window thus far, with former Queens Park Rangers winger Matt Phillips being their only arrival this summer.

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

With question marks hanging over the head of forward Saido Berahino, Pulis is seemingly keen to bolster his attacking ranks and previously identified West Ham’s Sakho as the ideal candidate.

After being priced out of a move, however, it seems his attentions have turned to Hull’s Hernandez following his terrific season in the Championship last term.

The Uruguayan international played a pivotal role in the Tigers’ promotion to the Premier League, topping the club’s goal scoring charts with an impressive 20 strikes in 39 league encounters.

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

Hernandez has experience of top-flight football having played for Palermo before joining Hull in 2014, and at 26 he undoubtedly still has the best years of his career ahead of him.

Hull’s current situation could allow West Brom to prize him away from the KC Stadium, and it’s an option which may suit the forward as he intends on a long stay in England’s top-flight.

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

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