Leeds tipped to beat Turkish side to 27-cap Uruguay striker

Date published: Monday 11th June 2018 1:01 - Samuel Bannister

Leeds United are ahead of Galatasaray in the race to sign Abel Hernandez, according to Turkish Football.

The striker is leaving Hull City after four seasons, and having scored 39 goals in that spell, is in demand.

Leeds emerged as early favourites for his signature, but it was recently revealed that Turkish side Galatasaray were also interested in the 27-year-old.

However, the Super Lig champions have suffered a setback in their pursuit of Hernandez, as they aren’t able to meet his wage demands. According to Hurriyet, Galatasaray have offered £33,800-per-week, but Hernandez wants £40,000.

Leeds are confident of being able to meet these demands, meaning Hernandez could soon become their first signing of the summer.

Furthermore, the potential appointment of Marcelo Bielsa gives Leeds an extra advantage, as the manager is well thought of in South America. Uruguay international Hernandez’s entourage would be keen on having the striker work with the Argentine tactician should he take charge at Elland Road.


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