Wolves and Nottingham Forest reportedly join race for Abel Hernandez

A smiling Nuno Espirito Santo manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers after the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Birmingham City at Molineux on April 15, 2018 in...

Abel Hernandez is leaving Hull City and is a reported target for Championship outfit Nottingham Forest and Premier League newcomers Wolves.

Abel Hernandez of Hull City scores his sides fourth goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Hull City at Ashton Gate on April 21, 2018 in Bristol, England.

The fact that Abel Herndandez’s contract at Hull City is due to expire this summer has not gone unnoticed.

Scottish Premiership champions Celtic have offered the Uruguayan international a three-year deal to move to Glasgow, according to Tuttomercatoweb, while Ovacion claims that Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez is interested in taking him to St James’ Park.

And now there are two more British-based sides in the mix.

Abel Hernandez of Hull City celebrates scoring during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Queens Park Rangers at KCOM Stadium on April 7, 2018 in Hull, England.

According to TMW, Wolverhampton Wanderers are in talks about signing Hernandez on a free this summer. The Championship winners are backed by billionaire Chinese investors and, the report adds, hope to tempt the former Palermo striker with a £2.5 million a year contract.

And Greek publication Sportdog, while reporting interest from Olympiacos, are claiming that Nottingham Forest are also hot on Hernandez’ heels.

Now, between Wolves and Forest, a move to the City Ground would perhaps make more sense. Wolves need players who are good enough for the Premier League and Hernandez has scored just eight goals in 50 games across two top flight campaigns at Hull.

Abel Hernandez of Hull City(L) celebrates as he scores his sides fourth goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Hull City at Ashton Gate on April 21, 2018 in...

He has been far more prolific at Championship level, firing The Tigers to promotion in 2014/15 with 20 goals and hitting eight in just 10 appearances in an injury-hit 2017/18 campaign.

Forest too are in desperate need of a more reliable marksman given that Kieran Dowell, their nine-goal top scorer, is set to return to parent club Everton this summer.

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