By William Evans

The agent of Hull City striker Abel Hernandez has stated that Everton and West Bromwich Albion are chasing the Uruguay international.

According to Pablo Bentancur, both Premier League clubs are lining up summer moves for the 26-year-old.

Everton are able to offer Oumar Niasse, who is currently on loan at Hull, in a part-exchange deal for the striker.

Bentancur added that Hull wouldn’t sell in January, however Hernandez only has a year left on his current contract so the Tigers may have no choice but to cash-in on the South American.

Chinese club Changchun Yatai were reportedly interested in the Uruguayan, with talk they made a £10.25 million offer for the striker during last month’s transfer window.

Everton are said to be in the market for another striker to support Romelu Lukaku, while West Brom are overly reliant on Salomon Rondon in the final third.

“We had three proposals from China, one higher than the other, to Hull City, with where he has only one year of the contract – they would not sell him,” Bentacur told Tutto Mercato Web.

“For the player from an economic point of view, it would be a great leap in quality. Changchun Yatai wanted Abel strongly. But we have so many request for June, from Everton and West Brom.”

Hernandez’s rise to fame began when he joined Italian outfit Palermo after impressing in Uruguay with Central Espanol and Penarol.

The striker scored 36 goals in 122 for the Serie A side, resulting in him signing for Hull in 2014.

Hernandez has hit 30 goals in 92 appearances for the Tigers, 20 of these coming last season in the Championship as the Uruguayan helped his side win promotion.

Hull occupy the last relegation spot in the Premier League table, but since the arrival of new manager Marco Silva the club have found a new lease of life, which includes a recent 2-0 home win over Liverpool.


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