Leeds United swapping Pablo Hernandez for Birmingham City's Viv Solomon-Otabor would be victory for Garry Monk

Garry Monk the Middlesbrough manager looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Middlesbrough at Craven Cottage on September 23, 2017 in London, England.

Leeds United are said to be interested in Viv Solomon-Otabor, but Garry Monk's Birmingham City side want Pablo Hernandez.

Viv Solomon-Otabor in action for Birmingham City during the Pre-Season Friendly between Hibernian and Birmingham City at Easter Road on July 24, 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

According to All Nigeria Soccer, Leeds United are set to make a move for Viv Solomon-Otabor of Birmingham City in the summer, but Garry Monk could still have the last laugh over his former club.

Birmingham are interested in Pablo Hernandez, as reported by the Birmingham Mail, with the attacker's contract at Leeds expires at the end of the campaign.

And if Birmingham land Hernandez on a free transfer then Monk would surely feel like he has scored a big victory over 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...

In a strange twist of fate, Solomon-Otabor may actually feel like a move to Leeds would be more appealing if Hernandez was to join Birmingham.

The youngster’s chances of breaking into the Blues’ line up would be significantly reduced if Hernandez was to move to St. Andrews, and that could make a move to Leeds more appealing.

Viv Solomon-Otabor in action for Birmingham City during the Pre-Season Friendly between Hibernian and Birmingham City at Easter Road on July 24, 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

However, losing Solomon-Otabor would be a small price to pay, if Hernandez was to arrive.

Solomon-Otabor may be an exciting talent, but Hernandez has been Leeds’ best player this season.

And Monk would surely be more than willing to lose the young talent, if his departure made room to bring Hernandez in.

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