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Pablo Hernandez signs two-year contract extension with Leeds United

The Spanish playmaker is now contracted to the club until the summer of 2022

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Leeds United midfielder Pablo Hernandez has signed a two-year extension to his contract with the club.

The former Spain international began his career has been excellent for the Whites since joining the club on loan from Al-Arabi in Qatar in August 2016, before making the move permanent in January 2017.

Hernandez won the player of the year award for the 2017/18 season but somehow last season under Marcelo Bielsa his performances got even better - scoring 12 goals and getting 12 assists as Leeds narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League - and retaining the player of the year award.

It had been rumoured that Hernandez may want to head back to Spain in the summer when his contract initially ran out, but this puts pay to those rumours.

At the end of his contract he will be 37 years old so there is a good chance that this could be the contract that takes him into retirement, but with his form and fitness it wouldn’t be a shock for him to still be at this level when 2022 comes around.

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