Plenty of Leeds United fans have reacted gleefully to reports that a former target has seen another prospective move this summer stall over speculated exorbitant wage demands.
Abel Hernandez hasn't passed his medical at CSKA. The Uruguayan is still in Moscow but is now unlikely to sign. CSKA could take a risk (like they've done in the past on many occasions) if he significantly lowers his wage demands though.
— Artur Petrosyan (@arturpetrosyan) July 30, 2018
With Marcelo Bielsa arriving at Elland Road this summer with plenty of work to do, it was no surprise or secret that strengthening the frontline was a major priority for him and Victor Orta but we saw early deals for Matej Vydra and Abel Hernandez fall down owing to their contract demands.
With the signing of Patrick Bamford leaving Vydra’s future in doubt as we have now apparently walked away from the deal completely, another man continuing to have problems is Hernandez.
It’s been reported his move to CSKA Moscow has now stalled over the 27-year-old’s wage demands once again – especially having failed his medical according to one journalist. The Uruguayan’s qualities up front are well known but having spent most of last season out with injury it appears he hasn’t factored that into his plans as he left Hull City on a free.
It’s fair to say fans aren’t sympathetic.
— Steve Lamb MBE (@LambSteve) July 30, 2018
He’s got no choice now but to lower his wages! ????
— Andy Linfoot (@andylinfoot13) July 30, 2018
Hilarious. Greedy modern day footballers.
— dazrebo (@dazrebo) July 30, 2018
Dodged a bullet. Same as Vydra. Both asking for big money and both injured. Madness.
— Brandon Yates (@BielsasEnganche) July 30, 2018
Orta saw it coming #mysticvic
— Euan Feasby (@EFeasby) July 30, 2018
Karma for him and Vydra 🙂
— I just want to play for Leeds United (@LaceyJohn19) July 31, 2018
???????? victor orta is our hero!
— Josh (@superleedsmacca) July 31, 2018
Got lucky on that one. He's never fit. Always injured
— Roberto (@Rdickinson1987) July 31, 2018
Hahahahaha. Turns out both strikers we were previously after were total mugs. Bamford shall rise as our hero.
— Josh Hobbs (@JoshAHobbs) July 31, 2018
???? another bullet dodged
— Lee Thompson (@lufcThommo) July 30, 2018