Player Who Dreamed Of Playing For Newcastle United – Now A Free Agent


Hull City striker Abel Hernandez has issued a tweet to Hull fans saying that he will be leaving Hull City this summer after four years at the Yorkshire club.

He has seen out his contract at Hull and is now a free agent.

When he was still at Palermo in 2014 he did say it would be a dream if joined Newcastle United.

27-year-old Hull City striker Abel Hernandez

In the summer of 2014 Hernandez told Gazzetta dello Sport that he was dreaming of a move to Tyneside:

“I dream of Newcastle, Real (Madrid) or Atletico (Madrid) for the future.”

“In the summer I decided to stay because I owed it to (Palermo owner) Maurizio Zamparini and the fans.”

Hernandez was injured last year but came back in excellent goalscoring form at the end of the season to score 8 goals in 8 appearances for Hull.

In the four years he’s been at Hull he’s played 110 games with 39 goals and 10 assists, but two of those seasons have been in the Championship.

In 50 Premier League appearances he’s scored 8 goals.

In the Championship he’s made 49 appearances with 28 goals so there’s a big difference there between his stats in the two leagues.

The 27-year-old Uruguay international has 27 caps with 11 goals bit did not make the squad for the World Cup in Russia to start within two weeks.

Hernandez has had a number of injuries while he’s been at Hull and last summer he was stricken with an Achilles problem with Newcastle reported ready to make a bid for him at that time.

Hernandez may be no better than what we have with the Uruguayan finding it difficult to score goals in the Premier League.

That’s like Dwight Gayle, but the former Crystal Palace striker has improved this year and is now a better player thanks to the coaching of Rafa Benitez – and Dwight’s desire to improve his game.

Finally, here’s the tweet sent out by Abel Hernandez to Hull City fans – a nice touch:

Even though Hernandez is now a free agent, Benitez may take a pass on him this summer.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.


18 comments so far

  • ronaldo aarons

    Jun 3, 2018 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #1

    Sick note. Avoid. And since we are here, I’ve dreamt of playing for Newcastle. Hopefully they’ll start tracking me and papers will link me to them.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jun 3, 2018 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #2

    Did anyone catch lee Dixon yesterday about the England match. They were lacking someone in the middle of the pitch who can pass and pick a player out. Unfortunately England don’t have a player like that…

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 3, 2018 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #3

    Hmm good point. I’ve got an astra estate i wouldn’t mind selling it would do me a favour if i thought nufc had an interest in purchasing it.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 3, 2018 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #4

    Ronaldo @2 – sadly nobody like that was available for selection. Anywhere. Ever

    3
  • DaveD1000

    Jun 3, 2018 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #5

    yea Lee Dixon spotted that he is sharp as a tack

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 3, 2018 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #6

    Who is on Southgates standby list?

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Jun 3, 2018 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #7

    I would definitely take Hernandez as a replacement for Joselu. An infinitely better player. Injured a lot but as a second / third choice and fighting with Gayle for minutes he could be perfect, especially as an impact player.

    Free transfer and low enough wages and that’s a good deal for us and an upgrade. All in vain though if we don’t get that A grade, record fee, front man.

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  • DubaiMicky

    Jun 3, 2018 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #8

    11 days to fixtures being released (9am Thursday 14th), I’m having us at home to Fulham. What a game that will be – esp if Fulham buy Mitro.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 3, 2018 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #9

    Cook, tarkowski and Livermore. Give me a break.

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  • DaveD1000

    Jun 3, 2018 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #10

    that is what the Chronic have Micky Aug 11 Fulham v Toon

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Jun 3, 2018 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #11

    I hope when we do get knocked out it’s due to lack of creativity and being able to pick a pass in midfield. Wonder what the fall out will be then for not picking the one man everyone knows is the best and probably only Englishman that can do it.

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  • Jib

    Jun 3, 2018 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #12

    I’m sick of telling you plebs on here
    Don’t look at stats
    If Rafa sees something he can work with
    that is all that matters.

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Jun 3, 2018 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #13

    Tarkowski pulled out due to an operation and Southgate couldn’t be arsed to name a replacement.

    1
  • ronaldo aarons

    Jun 3, 2018 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #14

    Tsunki
    I hear Ashley might be interested in your Astra and is willing to pay 31 pence (upfront in cool cash) and a pair of Slazenger socks. He says if you reject it you are wasting his time. He needs to hear from you by tonight as he’s going on a much needed holiday.

    3
  • ronaldo aarons

    Jun 3, 2018 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #15

    We do have player affectionately referred to as the ginger pirlo, wonder why he was not considered?

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jun 3, 2018 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #16

    Supposed fixture list leaked has us v Fulham away.
    https://mobile.twitter.com/MagpiesRelated/status/1003015115741061120/photo/1

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  • SredniVashtar

    Jun 3, 2018 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #17

    Geremi’s prosthetic leg fund (where do I donate?)

    Agree about Hernandez – would like to see us sign him as well as another first choice striker. Him Gayle and say josh King for example would give us decent striking options

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  • Moonraker15

    Jun 4, 2018 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #18

    We don’t need another centre forward “to fight for his place”, we need one that’s the first name on the team sheet every week!

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