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:
— Abel Hernández (@abelhernandezok) June 2, 2018
Even though Hernandez is now a free agent, Benitez may take a pass on him this summer.
What do you think?