Leeds United’s interest in Abel Hernandez is over after the striker wouldn’t budge on his £100,000 per week wage demands, according to The Yorkshire Evening Post.
The former Hull City striker is out of contract and available on a free this summer and rumours linking him with a move to Elland Road have persisted for most of the transfer window.
The Uruguay international joined Hull in 2014 from Palermo and went on to score 37 goals for the Tigers, including a very impressive season in the Championship where he netted 21 times.
Leeds have had a very quiet transfer window with Chelsea loanees Jamal Blackman and Lewis Baker the only arrivals at Elland Road so far this summer.
New boss Marcelo Bielsa is in desperate need of a new striker but Hernandez’s extortionate wage demands mean any chance of a deal is off the table.
Leeds fans have been reacting to the news on social media and some have even resorted to begging the player to reconsider.
£100k a week to be ‘injured’ through Nov, Dec and Jan every year. Good riddance.
— CM² (@dartsvader180) July 19, 2018
Kid needs a reality check.
— Foxy (@FoxyN77) July 19, 2018
Hope you enjoy Russia and all that money. Greed is not cool.
Could of been a legend at #lufc
— Nick Howe (@NickHow07209652) July 19, 2018
Shame the 15 mill chris wood money disappeared into thin air or that would have been 3 year of wages covered.
— christo (@christomofo) July 19, 2018
Just sign for @lufc, surely just the fact u would be coached by Bielsa is worth more than £100k pw?! 🤔 Just sign on the dotted line, and get yourself to Elland Road quick sharp intime for the new kit launch 😁 👍
— Chelle Acott (@ChelleLUFC) July 19, 2018
Come to Leeds don’t be greedy be great you could be the spark we need to get going this season
— Chris Gillett (@Gillett90) July 20, 2018
If thats the case sort your wage demands out sign for #lufc and come help get us promoted.
— Glenn Bugge (@Buggey20) July 20, 2018