The veteran midfielder has only played a bit part role under Bielsa in the Premier League this season, with just two starts to his name.

 

Hernandez will enter the final 12 months on his current deal at Elland Road in the summer and it has been a topic of discussion among Leeds faithful whether he has played his final season in a Whites shirt.

 

 

However, Leeds boss Bielsa and the club’s hierarchy still see Hernandez as a key part of the squad and are open to him remaining in Yorkshire for another season.

 

The 36-year-old is one of the leaders in the Leeds dressing room and his influence behind the scenes is valued by everyone at the club.

 

 

Hernandez had suitors in the last transfer window in the shape of Spanish Segunda Division club Castellon but it was claimed Leeds turned down an offer for him to maintain their squad depth.

 

But Hernandez, who is in the twilight of his career, might be keen on earning more regular game time from next season onwards and could push to leave if another offer comes.

 

 

Leeds are gearing up to face West Bromwich Albion at Elland Road on Sunday and Bielsa could hand Hernandez some game time, which could well be his last outing for the Whites.