Report: Celtic have advantage in race for Hull striker Abel Hernandez

Brendan Rodgers manager of Celtic celebrates winning the leauge after the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on April 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Could Scottish Premiership champions Celtic succeed in convincing Abel Hernandez to leave Hull City and England this summer?

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.

Abel Hernandez is seemingly not short of offers with his contract at Hull City due to expire.

Leeds Live claimed that Leeds United have made an offer for the prolific striker and Aston Villa are interested too, while Tuttomercatowb reported recently that Wolves have put a contract on the table worth £2.5 million a year.

But despite heavy interest from England, there still appears to be a decent chance that Hernandez will end up at Celtic this summer instead.

Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Calciomercato claimed last month that the Scottish Premiership champions had offered the 27-year-old a three-year deal to tempt him north of the border, on the back of an injury-hit season in which he scored eight times in just ten league starts.

And the Daily Record (live transfer blog, 9.04am), has now disclosed an advantage Celtic hold over their English rivals.

Because of Celtic’s ‘overseas’ status, they are permitted to approach Hernandez before his contract expires on 30 June, while clubs from south of the border have to wait until his deal ends before they can officially make their move.

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.

So Brendan Rodgers’ Hoops have around five weeks to tempt Hernandez with the green and white jersey before the free-for-all begins.

Hernandez has proved to be an excellent source of goals at Championship level and should thrive at Parkhead if he makes the move this summer.

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