Hull City striker Abel Hernandez is soon to be out of contract, and although a number of Championship clubs have been interested, it looks as though Leeds United are winning the race to secure his signature.
After four years at Hull City, Abel Hernandez looks set to end his spell at the KCOM Stadium when his contract expires on June 30th, putting a number of Championship and Premier League clubs on high alert.
The striker initially signed for the Tigers for £10million and has scored 39 times for the club.
Aston Villa and Wolves were rumoured to be interested, but according to reports from Lee Sobot of the Yorkshire Post, their interest in the striker appears to have cooled.
As Sobot points out, Villa will struggle financially following their failure to reach the Premier League, and Wolves are closing in on the signing of Benik Afobe.
This should leave Leeds United in pole position to secure the signing with the Uruguay international.
If Leeds are looking to build a promotion-challenging team, they will certainly need to improve on the 59 goals they managed this season.
With strikers often being the most valuable commodities on the market, a free transfer for an international striker with a proven track record of goals is just what Leeds need.
Having netted 28 times in 49 Championship games for Hull, Hernandez seems like the perfect free transfer for Leeds to bolster their attacking options.