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Agent admits Newcastle, Aston Villa wanted Hernandez

Newcastle United were keen on Hull City striker Abel Hernandez over the summer, says his agent.

Three Sky Bet Championship clubs were interested in signing Hernandez before he suffered a ruptured Achilles in August.

His agent Pablo Bentancur told Tutto Mercato: “He had an important market, strong interest from Aston Villa and Birmingham, they wanted him at all costs, and there was also a chance to go to Newcastle.

“It's a bad thing, but football is the way it is. Abel has strength and is young, he will be back."

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