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Leeds United fans are back for the final game of the season on Sunday and while that will be cause for celebration, there will be some heartache too.
It was announced by Leeds that Pablo Hernandez and Gaetano Berardi will be leaving after the game, and they’ll both get hero’s receptions.
We think both players will start the game but it’s yet more news that could see almost half the side on Sunday playing their last games for the club.
😢 #LUFC can confirm two more of our promotion heroes, Gaetano Berardi and Pablo Hernandez, will sadly leave at the end of the season
— Leeds United (@LUFC) May 21, 2021
The huge news about Berardi and Hernandez was dropped on Leeds fans on Friday and it comes on the back of a string of stories that could mean up to five first-team players leaving this summer – players who could all start on Sunday.
Firstly, Gjanni Alioski is expected to leave after his contract expires this summer.
Athletic journalist Richard Sutcliffe believes that Kiko Casilla getting the last two games of the season could indicate the keeper being put in the ‘shop window’ ahead of the summer window.
Casilla is a controversial figure at the club and there won’t be many fans who mourn his exit.
However, the other four have all played a huge part in getting Leeds to where they are today – in the top 10 teams in the country.
We’ll be desperately sad to see Hernandez, Berardi and Alioski go, and we’re still holding out hope that Roberts will sign a new deal.
However, it means that Sunday’s game will be an emotional one and we’re going to have a box of tissues ready at 4pm.
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