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Will Celtic dash Leeds United's hopes of landing Abel Hernandez?

Abel Hernandez of Hull City celebrates scoring his sides third goal during the Premier League match between Hull City and Middlesbrough at the KCOM Stadium on April 5, 2017 in Hull,...

Leeds are keen on signing Abel Hernandez, but Celtic can offer him so much more.

Hull City's Uruguayan striker Abel Hernandez celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the English Premier League football match between Hull City and Middlesbrough at the KCOM...

Leeds United's interest in free agent striker Abel Hernandez was reported this week with the Yorkshire Evening Post claiming they are preparing an offer.

Hernandez is set to become a free agent with his Hull City contract expiring at the end of next month.

From Leeds' perspective, Hernandez would be a dream signing, a proven goalscorer with Championship experience.

But they may have to beware interest from Scottish champions Celtic.

Abel Hernandez of Hull City celebrates scoring his sides third goal during the Premier League match between Hull City and Middlesbrough at the KCOM Stadium on April 5, 2017 in Hull,...

Celtic have been heavily linked with Hernandez, with Tuttomercatoweb  claiming last month they were preparing a lucrative offer.

The Scottish champions' interest in ominous for Leeds if they follow it through because they can offer so much more.

There is a reason Hernandez has let his contract at Hull run down, because he has not been convinced by their ambition and wants a new challenge.

Leeds may be able to pledge a promotion campaign, but the reality may be very different, especially after Leeds' big hopes of a new dawn fell depressingly flat this season.

Celtic could offer an almost surefire chance of winning medals, and crucially give him the opportunity to play Champions League football.

It's essential Leeds act swiftly to try and make a deal happen, as with Celtic lurking, their chances of being gazumped are high.

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