Leeds United fans excited that club now targeting 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 United are targeting departing Hull City striker.

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 are eyeing a move for Hull City striker Abel Hernandez, the Yorkshire Evening Post report.

Hernandez is set to become available on a free transfer after letting his Hull City contract expire.

Jon Toral (L), Abel Hernández (C), and Harry Wilson (R) of Hull City celebrate during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Queens Park Rangers at KCOM Stadium on April 7,...

Hernandez missed the first part of the season with an injury but still managed to score eight league goals.

This was just two fewer than Leeds striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga, in 21 less appearances.

  TeamGoalsAppearancesMins Played
Pierre-Michel Lasogga Leeds 10 31 1,866
Abel Hernández Hull 8 10 688

Hernandez is a proven Championship goalscorer and his arrival at Elland Road would help the Whites finally replace Chris Wood, who was sold in 2016.

Leeds failed to successfully replace Wood last season and Hernandez would be a big statement of intent.

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...

When a player with Hernandez's track record becomes available, interest will be high and Leeds will face serious competition from him, potentially even from Premier League clubs.

Yet this should not prevent Leeds from trying, and simply targeting the Uruguayan is being seen as a positive sign by supporters...

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