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Paul Robinson has said that QPR attacker Eberechi Eze “could be the player” to replace Pablo Hernandez at Leeds.
However, he also said he probably wouldn’t be ready to go straight into the Premier League for the Whites.
Athletic journalist Phil Hay published a lengthy piece on Leeds’ summer transfer targets on Friday.
He said that Leeds are looking at a number of attackers from the Championship and that Eze has an “equally attractive profile” to Brentford’s Said Benrahma.
That came after the Sun said that Bielsa wanted to sign the QPR man and was ready to blow rivals out of the water for him.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said, “Leeds are going to have to look for a successor for Pablo Hernandez because he’s 35.
“You saw he was only having a bit part towards the end of the season. But he’s been so vital – even to the level that Jack Grealish has been for Aston Villa, he’s that important.
“When Leeds do replace him they need to sign the right player. Eze could be that player but he isn’t ready to go straight into the Leeds side in the Premier League.
“But in the same way that David Silva is going to leave Leeds, Hernandez will go at some point and they’re going to have to fill that void.”
It would make perfect sense to bring a player into work alongside Hernandez in the 20/21 season.
Hernandez won’t be able to play the full 90 minutes each week and that will give big game-time opportunities for a player who could go on to be his successor at the club.
Eze scored 14 goals and added eight assists for a mid-table QPR side last season. If he could make the step up to the Premier League then he could be a major force.
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