TMV are reporting in Italy that Newcastle are interested in signing Hull City forward Abel Hernandez, a player who said last year he was dreaming of playing for Newcastle United – well yes – he also mentioned two other clubs – Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
24 year-old 6’1″ Abel Hernandez – Uruguayan International
Newcastle were after Hernandez from January of last year, and at one point Abel said he had decided to stay at Palermo, but then he signed for Hull City for £10M in early September of last year.
Hernandez was one of the strikers we were after to replace Loic Remy last year, when the Frenchman wouldn’t sign on for us permanently, but Mike Ashley decided to bring in Manu Riviere from Monaco for £6M instead – maybe because he was cheaper than Hernendez?
However, Riviere has not been a success so far on Tyneside, although there’s still time for Emmanuel to come through – and we hope he does just that.
In February last year, when Abel had decided to stay at Palermo, this is what he told the Italian press:
“I decided to stay – I owed it to Palermo owner Maurizio Zamparini and the fans.” “In the future I dream of Newcastle United, Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid.”
The 17 times capped Uruguayan international (8 goals) seems to want away from Hull City in the summer, and the Italian press is reporting Newcastle are interested in him, but maybe that’s because we were heavily linked with him over a year ago.
Hernandez had not been in the greatest of form for Hull this season, and he has also had some injuries and has scored only 4 goals in 21 appearances for the Tigers, who are just 3 points above the drop zone.
If Newcastle are interested we would assume Hull would want at least the £10M they paid Palermo for him last September, but since he has not really produced in the Premier League this season, we’d be surprised if Newcastle are still interested in him.
What do you think?
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