Sport Exclusive: Ex-Leeds United star makes major Pablo Hernandez claim
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Pablo Hernandez was a good signing for Leeds United and vital in the Yorkshire club's promotion to the Premier League, says ex-Whites midfielder Carlton Palmer. The 36-year-old attacking midfielder is leaving Leeds after five years at Elland Road and will be remembered fondly for his time at the Premier League outfit. While he was not a regular this season, Hernandez, who joined from Al-Arabi SC back in 2016, played a key role under Marcelo Bielsa the campaign prior.
Former Leeds United star Jon Newsome insists that Pablo Hernandez has earned the right to be called a legend at the club.
Hernandez has played his last game for the club, and will leave Elland Road on the expiry of his contract at the end of this month.
That comes after a four-year stint with the Whites, in which he has played a key role in guiding the club from the Championship into the Premier League.
Hernandez has made a total offor Leeds, scoring 36 goals and registering 41 assists, although he only played a bit-part role in the Premier League in 2020/21.
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In total, the 36-year-old made, though just three of those were starts, including the final game of the season, as he gave the fans an emotional farewell.
And Newsome believes he should be regarded as one of the best players to play for the club in their long and storied history.
Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, he said: “There’s a word that gets bandied about, ‘legends’, quite a lot, when we’re up at the game and they say ‘the Leeds legends’, there’s not, there’s a bunch of ex-players, but there’s only a few I would class as legends at that club.
“And I would put Pablo in that category. I think he’s come into the football club and his commitment, his work, his desire has been there for everybody to see.”
It could cost Leeds just £3.5m to fix the most immediate squad problem facing Bielsa .
Leeds eye bargain deal for La Liga full-backThe Premier League side have recently been linked with Ligue 1 full-back Romain Perraud, but his current employers, Stade Brest, reportedly want £15-18m in order to let him leave.