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Leeds United round-up: Sol wanted, 'magic' Hernandez and Aston Villa boss guarantees goals

Leeds join the Sol train

Leeds United are keen on the signature of Spanish striker Fran Sol. TEAMtalk is reporting that the Willem II man is of interest to the Whites as he looks set to leave the Netherlands.

Celtic and Rangers are credited with the main interest in the player, who has scored 12 goals for the club this season.

Burnley, Middlesbrough and Derby are among the other teams said to be looking at the former Real Madrid youngster.

BOLTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 15: Leeds United’s Pablo Hernandez during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Leeds United at Macron Stadium on December 15, 2018 in Bolton, England. (Photo by Stephen White – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Pablo ‘magic’

Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford scored the crucial winner in the 1-0 win over Bolton Wanderers yesterday.

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Speaking to EFL Today, as reported by Leeds Live, he gave a lot of the credit for the goal to his team-mate Pablo Hernandez. The striker stated you can always rely on the Spaniard to provide ‘magic’ for Leeds United.

Cocky Smith?

Leeds’ next game in the Championship is against Aston Villa, whose boss Dean Smith is confident they can win.

Speaking after a 2-2 draw with Stoke City yesterday, he is quoted by Birmingham Live as stating that Aston Villa ‘believe’ they can beat the league leader. He can also ‘guarantee’ Aston Villa will score against the tight defensive unit at Leeds.

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