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Nottingham Forest should close in on out-of-contract Abel Hernandez

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Nottingham Forest should close in on out-of-contract Abel Hernandez

With the summer transfer window quickly approaching, the list of players linked with moves is growing by the day.

Nottingham Forrest are the latest team in the rumour mill and are being linked by the Nottingham Post with £10 million-rated striker Abel Hernandez – an exciting forward the club should definitely consider pursuing.

The 27-year-old’s current contract is set to expire in the summer, meaning he could become available on a free at the beginning of the summer window.

However, Forest are not the only side interested in the former Palermo striker with Olympiacos, Celtic, Aston Villa and Newcastle also keeping tabs on the Urugyuan international.

The Hull City goalscorer has had his fair share of injuries in recent months but when fit it’s impossible to deny Hernandez has an impressive eye for goal.

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Despite considerable time spent on the sidelines, Hernandez has hit eight goals in 10 games this season for Hull, with the striker earning respect across the Championship and a move could seem imminent for Hull’s no 10.

Since joining the Tigers in 2014, Hernandez has struck 37 goals in 101 appearances (including two Premier League seasons) for the club, and he could be the goalscorer Aitor Karanka needs to push for a play-off charge next season.

The Reds have still yet to find a hit-man that fires on all fronts and, while ensuring the continued development of their promising youngsters, they need a marksman who is going to improve on the teams 51 goals this season.

Hernandez has the Championship experience to fill that void. If Karanka takes a gamble on the Uruguayan, it would undoubtedly assist the club in pushing on from this season’s disappointing 17th place finish.

I am a freelance sports journalist currently studying sports journalism at Staffordshire University with a passion for all things football. I'm a keen supporter of Liverpool Football Club, as well as my local side Forest Green Rovers. I've worked for online newspaper VAVEL UK as well as a media assistant for Chester FC in the Vanarama National League.

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