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Report: Leeds drawing up offer to sign Abel Hernandez

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.

Leeds United are reportedly keen on Hull City striker Abel Hernandez.

Abel Hernandez of Hull City picks the ball up out of the net after scoring a penalty during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Norwich City at KCOM Stadium on March 10,...

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United are hoping to sign Hull City striker Abel Hernandez on a free transfer this summer.

The Whites are in the market for a host of new signings this summer, and a new striker is an absolute must for manager Paul Heckingbottom, given the nature of his current attacking options.

Pierre-Michel Lasogga has returned to Hamburg at the end of his loan deal, Pawel Cibicki is being linked with a move away, Tyler Roberts hasn't kicked a ball since signing from West Bromwich Albion in January, whilst Caleb Ekuban and Jay-Roy Grot have been far from prolific.

Now, the Yorkshire Evening Post report that Leeds are looking to snap up Hull City striker Abel Hernandez, and are 'drawing up an offer' for the hitman given that his contract expires this summer and he can sign for free.

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.

Hernandez, 27, joined Hull from Palermo back in the summer of 2014 having built up a strong reputation in Italy, though he hit just four goals in 26 Premier League games as he struggled to make the transition.

The Uruguayan international smashed 20 goals in 39 Championship games to fire Hull back to the Premier League in the 2015-16 season, only to struggle again in the Premier League with four goals in 24 outings.

This term, Hernandez missed most of the campaign with a knee injury, but returned late in the season to hit five goals in seven games, proving that he is an excellent Championship striker - just what Leeds are looking for.

One a free transfer, Hernandez would be quite the coup for Leeds, and whilst other clubs are keen, the Whites will hope their geographic proximity helps them land one of the bargains of the summer.

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