In August Abel Hernandez was repeatedly linked by the Italian media with a move to Torino.
It seemed an odd case, Torino haven’t got a huge budget and whilst the idea of Hernandez being unsettled is nothing new, if he’d have left Hull City in the summer then surely bigger wages would have been on the agenda, and Torino may have struggled to provide that.
Nevertheless, Italian newspaper Tuttosport reckon Hernandez is still an option for Torino in the January transfer window. The Serie A club are looking to invest to boost their season, and Hernandez is seen as a realistic option.
In August, the 26-year-old gave a wide-ranging interview to Ovacion Digital in his home country and wasn’t sure if he’d continue at Hull City this season.
He said: “The truth is I don’t know where I’ll end up playing this season. I’m a bit concerned about what’s going here in Hull, that we still don’t have a manager and we don’t have a big squad, we have many injuries and many youngsters. While Mike Phelan is currently here, we don’t know if he will stay.”
On reported interest from Newcastle and Aston Villa at the time, Hernandez described them as “two clubs who have interesting projects and are working well.”
There may be trouble ahead.