By Craig Scott

30th Jun, 2020 | 8:02am

Reliable journalist responds when asked if Leeds star will retire this year

Leeds United star Pablo Hernandez will not retire this year as he is intent on playing in the Premier League with the Whites, according to Beren Cross.

The LeedsLive journalist was asked on Twitter on Monday whether he had the sense that Hernandez, 35, will call it a day once the season is over.

However Cross has rubbished that notion, saying that Hernandez “very much” has his eyes on playing in the top-flight for the Yorkshire giants.

It has been a long time since Hernandez last played in the Premier League but that does not mean that the veteran midfielder cannot be of use in the top-flight.

In the Championship, the 35-year-old has shown no signs of slowing day and if anything, he is playing some of the best football of his illustrious career under Marcelo Bielsa.

This is someone who has played for Spain and for Valencia in the Champions League, yet he is still playing as good as he was back then for Leeds.

Hernandez will go down as a modern-day great no matter what happens with the Whites this season but you can bet that he will secure legendary status if he helps the club win promotion and then avoid relegation in the first season back in the Premier League.

That is what Hernandez is undoubtedly trying to do and when his contract expires at the end of next season, we might see a decision made about whether or not he wants to retire.

But, based on how well he’s done this season, we can see him going on for at least another two or three years.

In other Leeds United news, Ezgjan Alioski has shared what Bielsa did at half-time against Fulham.