Newcastle have long been interested in Hull City striker Abel Hernandez who will be a free agent at the end of June.
And the Mail today is reporting that Newcastle are one of the clubs interested in signing the 27-year-old in the summer; he has been capped 27 times for Uruguay with 11 goals.
Hernandez hasn’t played much football in the Championship this season, and he finally recovered in March from a severely ruptured Achilles.
Newcastle were interested in signing this player when he was playing for Palermo back in 2014, but he eventually signed for Hull City and has had an average time of it with the Yorkshire club.
Abel Hernandez – is Rafa really interested?
According to a report in Uruguayan news website Ovation Digital back in the summer of 2014, Abel was dreaming of playing at Newcastle and the two Madrid clubs – Real and Atletico.
“I dream of Newcastle, Real or Atletico for the future.”
But the Uruguayan has been in good form since he returned to the Hull City first team and has scored five goals in eight appearances and this season has scored 8 goals in 10 appearances.
But we are not sure whether Rafa rates the 27-year-old as good enough for Newcastle – but we shall see.
Since joining Hull City in the summer of 2014, he has played 110 games with 39 goals and 10 assists.
If Newcastle do sign Hernandez, it’s because Rafa can see something in this player and he can get him to do a job for Newcastle.
What do you think?