Leeds United playmaker Pablo Hernandez has not enjoyed the best of starts in his return to the Premier League this season.
After being kept on the bench by Marcelo Bielsa in recent months, rumours emerged this week that he was set to leave Elland Road.
Radio Castellon journalist Xavi Sidro reported on Twitter that the Spaniard was offered the chance to join Castellon, but Leeds rejected their advances.
Atención noticia que adelanta RADIO CASTELLÓN.
El C.D.Castellón ha negociado hasta el día de hoy el retorno de Pablo Hernández al conjunto albinegro.
El jugador había dado el visto bueno a la operación, pero el Leeds United no le ha dejado salir.
Hubiese sido un fichajazo!
— ✖avi Sidro 〽️ 🗣🎙 (@XaviSidro) January 31, 2021
It was actually suggested that Hernandez had given the “go ahead” to the move and had agreed to leave West Yorkshire if given the chance.
Hernandez hasn’t enjoyed the best of starts, and that came to boil when he angered Bielsa with his reaction to being taken off against Leicester last year.
The Spaniard was then kept out of the side and didn’t even make the bench for a number of weeks in the Premier League.
The 35-year-old hasn’t started in the league since that Leicester game back in November and has come off the bench five times since.
There are numerous reasons why the Whites hero would have said yes to this.
Hernandez started his career at Castellon and has admitted that he would love to retire from the game while playing there.
On top of that, he is also involved in the ownership of the club and clearly holds it dear to his heart, just as he does Leeds.
All good things have to come to an end eventually, and even if it didn’t happen in this window, it does look likely to happen sometime in the near future.
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