Pablo Hernandez admits he would swap "best season" of his career for Leeds United promotion after penning new deal

Pablo Hernandez has put pen to paper on a two-year contract extension at Elland Road

Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 5:49 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 5:53 pm
Leeds United playmaker Pablo Hernandez (L) with director Victor Orta.

Pablo Hernandez has admitted he would swap what he describes as the season of his life for promotion with Leeds United.

The Spaniard agreed new terms at Elland Road on Tuesday after he penned a new deal that will keep him in West Yorkshire until the summer of 2022.

Hernandez, though, admits that despite entering the current campaign off the back of one of the 34-year-old's best ever he would swap it in a heartbeat for Premier League football with the Whites.

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The playmaker bagged 12 goals and 12 assists under Marcelo Bielsa last term, and bagged the club's Player of the Year award for the second season in a row.

"It's one of the best years in my career," Hernandez said of last season.

"When I was in Valencia I played good football and for this reason I go to the national team. ButI think the last season for me was the most complete - with twelve goals and twelve assists.

"We lost the chance to come back to the Premier League and obviously I'd change this.

"If you have the chance to change the possibility that I play less or worse football and the team goes to the Premier League I would change this for sure.

"Obviously on a personal level I am happy with the last season."

Asked about his improved deal in LS11, he said: "It’s a happy day for me and my family.

“I’ve waited for this moment for the last month. I’m staying because I want to and the club wants me. It’s perfect for me to sign this new contract here with this club.

"It’s an honour for me and now I try to continue to work and push to help the club back to the Premier League.

“This is a big club. Not just in England, but around the world. For different circumstances we don't play in the Premier League for the last 15 years, but this club deserves to play there.

"They have amazing fans and for me to play for this club and these fans is an honour and an amazing feeling.

"I am very happy to continue playing for them."