Victor Orta on Pablo Hernandez contract extension

Director of football pleased with latest renewal.

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Leeds United director of football Victor Orta has expressed his delighted at his fellow countryman Pablo Hernandez extending his stay at Elland Road.

Hernandez has agreed a two year extension to his contract, ensuring he will remain at Elland Road until at least the summer of 2022.

On the deal, Orta said: “I think Pablo is one of the best players I have worked with in my career.

“He has an amazing ability to change a game, he gets goals and assists in equal measure and he is someone that the rest of the squad can look up to.

“I’ve worked with talented players in the past, but you have to consider Pablo’s attitude and work ethic as well as his ability and I firmly believe the history books will show Pablo to be a true Leeds legend in years to come.”

Orta, who has rewarded seven first team players with new deals since the start of the season, believes that keeping Hernandez in Leeds is a major coup for the club.

“Pablo had options in the summer, we had offers from clubs in England and teams overseas - but he believes in this project and knows he can play a huge part in the next two years.

“Again we have to thank the chairman for backing us to give players new deals and we have to acknowledge that all of those given new contracts have significantly improved under our head coach.”

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