Leeds fans have been discussing the possible arrival of Abel Hernandez, and one fan even has a sneaky suspicion it could mean a surprise new manager on the way.
Hull City striker Abel Hernandez will be out of contract this summer, and Sky Sports claim Leeds are interested in the Uruguayan forward.
Hernandez, who has 11 goals in 29 Uruguay caps, was not picked in Oscar Tabarez’s squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia this summer.
The pacey striker will of course be looking to prove his doubters wrong, and Leeds are one of a number of teams interested in signing him on a free transfer, with Premier League Newcastle also interested.
Hernandez has struggled with injuries this season, but has still used his electric pace to grab eight goals in ten Championship appearances, exactly the kind of proven Championship goalscorer Leeds fans have been crying out for.
The 28 year-old joined Hull for around £10m back in 2014, and one fan suspects his arrival could pave the way to replace Paul Heckingbottom.
Heckingbottom has taken plenty of flak from fans for the performances and results since he arrived, and Marco Silva is indeed on the market.
The Portuguese manager could be looking for bigger fish to fry in the Premier League, but he did manage Hernandez during his tenure at Hull, so could the Uruguayan be his first demand to sign as Heckingbottom’s replacement?
One fan seems to think so, and some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
Could it be that Marco Silva wanted him as a marquee signing @PhilHayYEP and that it could be Silva and Hernandez joining??
— Paul & Vicky (@MeathopWhites) May 16, 2018
Would be ideal, I called this the day after we played them at ER he caused us no end of trouble
— Foz (@chrisfozard) May 16, 2018
This lad and Bartley are the types of signings we should be going for! Throw in an experienced CM and Keeper, I really like Andy King, then we are moving in the right direction.
— Andy Waugh (@csameoldsameold) May 16, 2018
Get Javier Hernandez in, and then we can have Hernandez in behind Hernandez and Hernandez
— Dan (@lufc_dan) May 16, 2018
No doubt he's got ability for this level and will be an upgrade on anything we got. However, isn't his fitness a major issue?
— SA (@Aravind_SA) May 16, 2018
A very abel signing indeed.
— Mr Geldard (@MrJGeldard) May 16, 2018
Very good signing mate! I’m hoping it’s gonna happen.
— Ben Smith (@BenSmith_7) May 17, 2018