Pablo Hernandez was left out of the Leeds United squad for the game against Crystal Palace on Monday night. 

After the game, manager Marcelo Bielsa confirmed that he had suffered another injury that he picked up in training.

It’s the latest bump in a real stop-start season for Hernandez who has only made two starts for his club in the Premier League.

For a player who fans hailed as the single biggest contributor to the promotion run-in, this would have been almost unthinkable in the summer.

However, many fans are now getting the feeling that his time at the club is coming to an end.

Hernandez was linked with a move to Spanish club Castellon in January and they’re going to try again in the summer when the attacker moves into the final 12 months of his Leeds contract.

Hernandez was born there, co-owns the club, and still has friends and family there.

It seems like the obvious move and while Leeds fans would have hoped it happened at the end of the 21/22 season when his contract runs out, we think it could well be brought forward a year.

Rodrigo – also out injured at the moment – has been playing in one of Pablo’s positions this season and Raphinha the other.

Both are ahead of Hernandez in the pecking order, as is Tyler Roberts and Ian Poveda currently. Joe Gelhardt was on the bench yesterday and he’s likely to be ahead of Hernandez next season.

There’s no room for sympathy in any club, especially one going places like Leeds, but if Hernandez does leave without a send-off from fans it will be a tragedy.

These fans think that a summer exit could well be on the cards…

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