Everton and West Brom are both interested in signing the Hull City striker Abel Hernandez next summer, his agent has revealed.
Speaking to Italian website Tutto Mercato Web, Pablo Betancur talked about the many offers the Tigers received for the player, all rejected by the club.
“For the player from an economic point of view, it would be a great leap in quality. Changchun Yatai wanted Abel strongly. But we have so many requests for June, from Everton to West Brom.”
Despite being one of Hull’s most important players in the squad, Hernandez is still trying to find his old form after recovering from a tear in the abductor muscle which left him out of several fixtures.
The striker’s contract expires next summer, but Hull are believed to have an option to extend it for a further year. There’d be little doubt that those representing Hernandez would be looking for a low cost transfer, and putting such an idea to clubs like Everton and West Brom.
Having signed from Palermo in 2014, Hernandez was crucial during Hull City’s promotion to the Premier League during the 2015/16 season, scoring 20 goals in the campaign.
Hernandez is 26 years of age and has shown flashes of brilliance at times, but not often enough. He’d be fortunate if Ronald Koeman and Tony Pulis have genuine interest, and if any is there then it’s sure the player’s agent will do his best to build on it.