Exclusive: Ex-Leeds United star makes major Pablo Hernandez claim
Former Leeds United star Jon Newsome insists that Pablo Hernandez has earned the right to be called a legend at the club.
Hernandez has played his last game for the club, and will leave Elland Road on the expiry of his contract at the end of this month.
That comes after a four-year stint with the Whites, in which he has played a key role in guiding the club from the Championship into the Premier League.
Hernandez has made a total of 175 appearances for Leeds, scoring 36 goals and registering 41 assists, although he only played a bit-part role in the Premier League in 2020/21.
In total, the 36-year-old made 16 league appearances, though just three of those were starts, including the final game of the season, as he gave the fans an emotional farewell.
And Newsome believes he should be regarded as one of the best players to play for the club in their long and storied history.
Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, he said: “There’s a word that gets bandied about, ‘legends’, quite a lot, when we’re up at the game and they say ‘the Leeds legends’, there’s not, there’s a bunch of ex-players, but there’s only a few I would class as legends at that club.
“And I would put Pablo in that category. I think he’s come into the football club and his commitment, his work, his desire has been there for everybody to see.”
Source: Football – Football Fan Cast