Abel Hernandez’s agent confirms that the Palermo star is ready to leave the club for a new challenge.
Sunderland have been given a boost in their pursuit of Palermo striker Abel Hernandez, after the player’s agent confirmed the striker was looking for a move away from the club after being relegated from the Serie A.
The 22-year old has attracted the attention of a number of Serie A clubs as well as Sunderland, but seems to be in no hurry to make a final decision.
Pablo Betancourt told reporters that he has interested clubs from both Italy and England, but that his client was busy focussing his attention on playing for Uruguay in the Confederations Cup which starts this weekend.
“Abel has admirers in Italy, but also in England,” Pablo Betancourt is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
“Now Abel is busy with his national team in the Confederations Cup and he hopes to play and do well, which could open up other options for him.”
Hernandez scored just once in 14 appearances in the Serie A last season, but Black Cats manager Paolo Di Canio may be hoping a step up in talent around him and a new found confidence could help the Uruguayan increase his proficiency in front of goal, as Sunderland look to move away from a relegation battle next season.