Birmingham survival surely bad news for Leeds

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...

Birmingham City took a big step toward Championship survival on Saturday and it might be bad news for Leeds United.

Pablo Hernandez of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Middlesbrough at Elland Road on November 19, 2017 in Leeds, England.

Birmingham City moved five points clear of the Championship's relegation zone on Saturday with a 2-1 win over Sheffield United at St Andrews.

With two games to go, Garry Monk's side aren't completely safe, but they're getting there and survival might be really bad news for Leeds.

Birmingham are one of the teams interested in a potential Bosman signing of Pablo Hernandez this summer as his contract slowly but surely runs out.

Pablo Hernndez of Leeds United shoots at goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Millwall at Elland Road on January 20, 2018 in Leeds, England.

The Spaniard has been offered a new deal but is yet to sign, and putting pen to paper might just hinge on City's fate.

The 33-year-old will surely be tempted by a move to the West Midlands for what will be a third spell with Monk, who brought him to Leeds in 2016 and previously worked with him at Swansea.

And if Monk's troops stay in the Championship then it wouldn't be a huge surprise if that offset another reunion with the former Whites manager, who left last summer.

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