Pablo Hernandez agrees new contract

Pablo Hernandez agrees new contract

Midfielder signs deal.

Leeds United are delighted to announce Pablo Hernandez has signed a new deal with the club.

The experienced playmaker has put pen to paper on a two year contract extension, running until the summer of 2022.

Starting his career with La Liga outfit Valencia, the 34-year-old has a wealth of experience, from winning the League Cup with Swansea City, to earning four caps for Spain, scoring one goal.

Hernandez joined Leeds ahead of the 2016/17 season, initially on loan from Qatar side Al-Arabi and after making his debut against Fleetwood Town in the EFL Cup, he netted a wonderful first goal for the club in a 2-0 away victory at Cardiff City.

His impressive performances led to a permanent deal in January 2017 and his first full season with the club ended with 38 appearances and six goals as the Whites challenged for a Play-Off spot.

The 2017/18 campaign saw Hernandez make 43 outings and score nine goals, with the Spaniard named the club’s Player of the Year at the end of the season, after producing a number of dazzling displays.

Following the arrival of Marcelo Bielsa in June 2018, Hernandez’s performances in a Leeds shirt went to a new level, netting 12 goals and providing 12 assists in the 2018/19 campaign and he became only the second Leeds player ever to be named the club’s Player of the Year in back to back seasons.

This season, Hernandez started the season superbly, scoring two goals in the opening two games of the season against Bristol City and Nottingham Forest.

Injury saw Hernandez miss October, but he has now returned to full fitness, having made appearances from the bench in recent victories over Queens Park Rangers and Blackburn Rovers prior to the international break.

Hernandez becomes the seventh member of the first team squad to sign a new deal with the club since the summer.