Former Hull City striker Abel Hernandez was very strongly linked with a move to Leeds United this summer but as we know, nothing came of it owing to his reported wage demands of the club.
Striker Abel Hernandez joins #CSKA on a 3-year deal!
Welcome to Moscow! ???????? pic.twitter.com/5KP7hDqPGC
— PFC CSKA Moscow (@PFCCSKA_en) August 1, 2018
Having presumably priced himself out of a move within England, further reports suggested that Russian side CSKA Moscow were interested in his services, but as covered previously, there were complications to that deal as well and it did appear that it might become a very difficult summer for the 29 Uruguayan capped international.
He has now tied up his future though and CSKA have announced his capture on a formal basis and I guess it was a relief for the free agent.
Given his injury record in England though, despite his prolific rate in front of the net, plenty of fans were happy to see the club dodge his signature and that outlook only seems to have strengthened in recent weeks.
In fact, some of the responses on social media to his deal were positively harsh!
Dodged this. Unabel Hernandez is probably more appropriate #lufc
— James (@leedsthat) August 1, 2018
57k a week for a player that probably won’t even play 57 minutes this season
— Kian???? (@KianPLUFC) August 1, 2018
Another mug, along with Vydra chasing the money instead of working under one of the worlds finest coaches in front of the best crowd they’ll never know
— Richard (@Rich57H) August 1, 2018
— Tommy (@tommy_lufc) August 1, 2018
@abelhernandezok waving goodbye to his career.
Chasing the money instead of playing in the best league in the world when @LUFC get promoted.
I don’t think he’ll get another chance of coming back to England now
— Michael Barnaby (@MikeBarney18) August 1, 2018
— Rob Smith (@JuceeRob) August 2, 2018
You won’t get 2 month out of him he’s a crock.
— carlos lufc (@CarlUdakis) August 1, 2018
— LEEDS UTD MEMORIES (@LUFCHistory) August 1, 2018