Hull City have offered Abel Hernandez a new bumper deal in an effort to keep the striker at the club, according to the Hull Daily Mail.
The 26-year-old has been linked with a move to Newcastle and Aston Villa, but Mike Phelan and Hull are desperate to keep the Uruguayan with the Premier League side.
Sources have confirmed City are eager to fend off any interested parties and secure the 26-year-old to a long term deal before the closure of the transfer window on Wednesday August 31st.
The contract has been offered and discussions have started with Hernandez’s agent. Although Hernandez has spoken about a possible return to Italy – he joined City from Palermo in 2014 – it is not believed he is eager to leave City and the opportunity of Premier League football.
Hull are hopeful a deal can be agreed within the next week to end any speculation about the striker’s departure, but the spectre of Villa will remain until then, with fears remaining the forward could follow Mo Diame in swapping the Premier League for a big pay day in the Championship.
Hernandez has been one of City’s most successful signings in recent years since joining from Palermo in 2014 for a club record fee in the region of £10m.
He has racked up 74 appearances for City across competitions, scoring 27 goals. Last season he as the Tigers top scorer with 22 goals in the promotion push.
Source : Hull Daily Mail