Abel Hernandez has the quality to help Leeds push for play-offs next season

As reported by The Daily Mail, Leeds United are interested in signing out-of-contract striker Abel Hernandez this summer.

What’s the story?

After a four-year spell at Hull City, the Uruguayan looks set to leave the club having not signed a new deal and his situation is likely to alert a host of suitors who would gladly scoop him up.

One of those teams is Leeds United, according to The Daily Mail, who say that the club have the budget to bring him to Elland Road and that he could be a replacement target for Oliver McBurnie, who Rangers rival Leeds for.

Signing Hernandez on a free would be an excellent bit of business, given he signed for Hull initially for a reported £10m fee.

Is he the kind of player Leeds need?

Paul Heckingbottom is looking to build a team that can finish much higher up the table next season than their 13th place this term.

What they need for that to happen is goals, with the vast majority of the teams above them scoring more than they did across the 46 games in the Championship this year.

Abel Hernandez can certainly provide that and has a proven track record of consistent second-tier goalscoring, netting 28 goals in 49 appearances in the Championship with Hull.

As free signings go, it might not get much better for Leeds this summer.