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Would Álex Gallar signing spell the end of the road at Leeds United for Pablo Hernandez?

Pablo Hernandez of Leeds United in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.

The former Spanish international is out of contract at the end of the season.

Isco of Real Madrid tries to beat Alex Gallar (L) of Cornella during the Copa Del Rey Round of 32, Second Leg match between Real Madrid CF and Cornella at Santiago Bernabeu stadium on...Isco of Real Madrid tries to beat Alex Gallar (L)

Leeds United are being linked with a move for Spanish attacking midfielder Álex Gallar in the summer. Diario De Leon have suggested Leeds are keen on signing the player who has helped his side to the top of Spain’s second-tier with five goals and five assists this season.

So what would that mean for Pablo Hernandez?

The former Spanish international has established himself as a firm fan favourite at Leeds with some mercurial performances in their midfield over the past couple of seasons.

Pablo Hernandez of Leeds United and Martin Waghorn of Ipswich Town compete for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Leeds United at Portman Road on...Pablo Hernandez of Leeds United

Such performances last term earned him a contract extension, which runs out in the summer. The question ultimately, is whether Leeds will need Hernandez with Gallar at the club next term. The Catalan was charged with replacing Samuel Saiz at Huesca, who of course joined Leeds, all three are very similar players and Leeds would simply have no need for all of them in the same squad.

Hernandez, who will turn 34 in April, would seem the most expendable because of his advancing years and contract situation.

Pablo Hernandez of Leeds United in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.Pablo Hernandez of Leeds United

This week he spoke to El Mundo in Spain about a desire to return to his boyhood club Castellon at some point in his career. He imagined such a scenario being a little further down the road. If Leeds sign Galler in the summer he might just be looking for a new club after all.

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