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Leeds United Has A New Rival In Pursuit Of Star Forward: Why Bielsa Should Wrap Up The Deal Now!

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Ayush Chaurasia
Sports Management Graduate. Wannabe sports manager/writer and researcher. If not found disscussing about sports, will be seen talking about movies or tv shows. Miserable rest of the times.

Leeds United target Abel Hernandez has a new suitor in Italian outfit Cagliari as they look to make a late swoop for the Uruguayan striker. The 27-year-old has garnered a lot of interest in the last few weeks especially because of the fact that he is available for free after he failed to come to terms with Hull City regarding a new contract.

It is no secret that the Whites have been chasing him for quite a while and every passing day will make their fans anxious about the deal. It was expected that after securing the move for a new manager, the Peacocks will look into the transfer market to bring in players according to the manager’s choice. Marcelo Bielsa has been on the move to sign the former Hull City striker but the latest entrance of Serie A outfit will certainly make things interesting.

The Whites are in need of proven goalscorers as they look to mount a better challenge in the upcoming season for the playoff spot. They finished at a dismal 13th last time around and ended up sacking two managers in the space of four months. The club is in need of stability and they have certainly taken a step in the right direction by appointing Marcelo Bielsa.

As of now the likes of Celtic, Galatasaray, Genoa, Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers have shown interest in the striker. However, the Peacocks are being considered as frontrunners to sign the striker but they really need to close the deal down soon if they are keen on bringing Hernandez in.

The Uruguayan ace missed most parts of the last season due to injury and managed just 10 appearances in the Championship for the Tigers. However, he did go on to showcase his ability in those games as he managed 8 goals and provided 2 assists. 

The 27-year-old should be in the prime of his career now and the striker has the experience of English top flight with Hull City. His signing will certainly be a big boost for Leeds United as they are in desperate need of goalscorers who can ship in 15-20 goals a season.

Read More: 22 Y/O Leeds United Defender Is On Brescia Radar: Should Bielsa Let Him Leave This Summer?

The last term, Kemar Roofe was their top scorer who managed 11 goals for them and Pierre Michel Lasogga managed 10 in the league. Lasogga has returned to his parent club Hamburg after the loan spell at Elland Road and the Whites need to replace his goals and add further if they are going to come anywhere close to challenging for the playoff spot. 

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