Abel Hernandez to leave Hull after turning down new deal

Abel Hernandez of celebrates after scoring for Hull
Image: Abel Hernandez scored eight goals in 10 games for Hull this season

Abel Hernandez will leave Hull City this summer after rejecting the club's offer of a new contract.

The Uruguayan striker's deal at the KCOM Stadium expires this summer and he will now be free to move to a new club.

A Hull statement said: "Although the offer made to Hernandez exceeded what the club would normally offer at Championship level, the striker will now look to make a fresh start elsewhere.

"We would like to wish him well for the future."

In a post on Instagram, Hernandez wrote: "Thank you to all the fans of Hull for these four beautiful years, in which they have given me all the affection, during good times and also during the not-so-good ones.

I am writing to say THANK YOU to all the fans of Hull for these 4 beautiful years, in which they have given me all the affection, during good times and also during the not-so-good ones. You never stopped showing me your great support and affection, and I am deeply grateful. I will never forget the matches in which you singed my name, this is something that I will have forever in my heart. This is why you deserve to know, directly from me, that my time in Hull is now over, everything comes to an end and today I have to say goodbye. Sometimes a fair agreement is not reached, and football is like that. I wish you all the best for the next year, I truly that you can soon return to Premier Ligue because the club deserves it! Thanks to this team, that has given me so many blessings. I want you to know that I love you so much and that you will always be in my heart. Thank you, thank you very much from the bottom of my heart once again for everything you have given me during these four unforgettable years. ---- Quería agradecerles a los hinchas de Hull por estos 4 hermosos años que me han dado, llenos de cariño, con momentos buenos y no tan buenos, pero que nunca dejaron de demostrarme su gran apoyo. Nunca voy a olvidar los partidos en los cuales coreaban mi nombre, esto es algo que va a quedar para siempre guardado en mi corazón. Creo que se merecen saber de mi parte, que mi ciclo en Hull se terminó, todo llega a su final y hoy me toca despedirme. A veces no se llega a un acuerdo ideal, pero el fútbol es así. Les deseo lo mejor en el próximo año, que pronto puedan volver a la Premier Ligue porque el club se lo merece! Gracias a este cuadro que me ha llenado de tantas alegrías. Quiero decirles que los quiero mucho y que siempre van a estar en mi corazón y gracias, muchas gracias nuevamente por todo lo que me han brindado en estos cuatro años inolvidables.

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"You never stopped showing me your great support and affection, and I am deeply grateful."

Hernandez joined the club in the summer of 2014 from Italian side Palermo and scored 39 goals in 110 games for the Championship side.

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Sky sources reported last month that Leeds - who are looking to appoint Marcelo Bielsa as their new head coach - were keen on signing Hernandez.

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