It looks like Hull City’s Uruguayan striker Abel Hernandez might not end the transfer window as a Hull City player.
It seems that Hull City’s hectic preparation to the season, when manager Steve Bruce resigned because of lack of signings, has caused the Uruguayan International to rethink his future.
But that didn’t stop them beating Champions Leicester City 2-1 at home on Saturday – the first time the reigning Champions had lost their first game of the following season.
Abel Hernandez – 26 year-old Hull City striker
The news is that both Newcastle United and Aston Villa are said to be interested in the striker and have even put bids in for the 27 times capped Uruguayan International (11 goals).
West Brom are said to be looking at him as a possible replacement for Saido Berahino, should he leave before the end of August.
The 26-year-old has given an interview to Ovacion Digital and he was asked if he would still be a Hull City player when September comes around:
“The truth is I don’t know where I’ll end up playing this season. I’m a bit concerned about what’s going here in Hull, that we still don’t have a manager and we don’t have a big squad.”
“We have many injuries and many youngsters. While Mike Phelan is currently here, we don’t know if he will stay.”
Abel scored 20 goals in 39 league appearances last season for the Tigers, so he can score goals in the Championship, which is just what Newcastle need at the moment and at 6ft 1ins tall, he’s a fairly big striker.
And Hernandez had this to say about the two big clubs currently in the Championship that are reportedly interested in him:
“They are two clubs who have interesting projects and are working well.”
Newcastle have been linked with Hernandez before – and it was back in February, 2014 that he made this statement in Gazzetta dello Sport while he was still at Palermo:
“I dream of Newcastle, Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid for the future,”
“Last summer I decided to stay because I owned it to Palermo owner Maurizio Zamparini and the fans.”
He joined Hull City in the summer of 2014 for £10M on a three year contract and since then he has scored 26 goals in 73 appearances for the Tigers.
He could even get his move to one of his dream clubs in the next two weeks and that’s not in sunny Madrid.