Report: Wolves will only sign Hull's Abel Hernandez if Benik Afobe leaves

Nuno Esprito Santo manger of Wolverhampton Wanderers looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Wolverhampton at Hillsborough on December 15, 2017 in...

Abel Hernandez will leave Championship club Hull City with Premier League newcomers Wolverhampton Wanderers one of the clubs linked.

Abel Hernandez of Hull City reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Norwich City at KCOM Stadium on March 10, 2018 in Hull, England.

Who knows where Abel Hernandez will be playing his football next season? The only certainty appears to be that he will not be at Hull City.

It is understood, via Leeds Live, that Hernandez is set to leave the KCom Stadium when his contract has expired this summer and is considering an offer from Leeds United, although it is understood that Aston Villa are also interested.

Tuttomercatoweb, however, reported recently that Wolverhampton Wanderers are keen to hand the former Palermo striker the chance to prove himself in the Premier League next season and have even put a £2.5 million-a-year contract on the table.

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.

And TEAMtalk have now added some more meat to the bones.

It is understood that Wolves would only make a move for Hernandez should it be decided that Benik Afobe would not make his loan move from Bournemouth permanent.

Afobe returned to Wolves for a second spell in January and he netted six goals in seven starts to fire them to the Championship title.

Benik Afobe of Wolverhampton Wanders celebrates scoring the second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Reading at Molineux on March 13, 2018 in...

But the Mirror (May 6, page 66) reported that Wolves had their doubts about whether Afobe, who scored 10 goals in 63 Premier League games for Bournemouth, was the man to lead their line in the top flight, casting doubt on his £11.5 million permanent deal.

Interestingly, however, Hernandez only managed eight Premier League goals in two seasons with Hull, so he could have the same problem.

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