Stick or twist: Leeds United and Pablo Hernandez

Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leeds United at Molineux on November 22, 2017 in...

The former Swansea midfielder is out of contract in the summer ?

Pablo Hernandez of Leeds United celebrates after scoring he opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Middlesbrough at Elland Road on November 19, 2017 in...Pablo Hernandez of Leeds United celebrates after scoring he opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Middlesbrough at Elland Road on November 19, 2017 in...

Leeds United midfielder Pablo Hernandez will be out of contract in the summer.

The Spaniard, who joined Leeds in 2016, will be hoping to land a new deal, but told the Yorkshire Post that no talks have taken place yet. He turns 33 and has divided opinion amongst fans lately, but letting him leave for nothing could a decision the club could live to regret. 

Hernandez has made 58 appearances for the West Yorkshire club in 18 months. He's scored 10 goals for the club, four of them this season. 

The 32-year-old has rotated in the attacking midfield role with the likes of Samuel Saiz, Kemar Roofe and Ezgjan Alioski. While he has been inconsistent, he has also shown why he was a regular for Valencia CF earlier in his career, playing in the UEFA Champions League. 

His man of the match display against Middlesbrough a fortnight ago, where he scored one and created the other, proved what a big game player Hernandez can be.

Pablo Hernandez of Leeds United celebrates after scoring he opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Middlesbrough at Elland Road on November 19, 2017 in...Pablo Hernandez of Leeds United celebrates after scoring he opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Middlesbrough at Elland Road on November 19, 2017 in...

Leeds are trying to build towards promotion and need a strong squad. Hernandez is someone with experience and quality who is useful to have around.  Although you could argue that he's a luxury player in some respects, Hernandez will show flashes of genius or score a wonder goals.

Leeds United's Spanish midfielder Pablo Hernandez celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the English League Cup fourth round football match between Leicester City and Leeds United at...Leeds United's Spanish midfielder Pablo Hernandez celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the English League Cup fourth round football match between Leicester City and Leeds United at...

And yes, he can sometimes go missing in games - don't most number 10s at some stage in the season - but the former Swansea man's four goals and two assists are so for Leeds far this season is a reasonable return and there'd be few complaints if that earned him a one-year extension. 

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