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Transfer Rumour: Turkish champions Basaksehir enquire about Hernandez

Reports are coming out in the media on Sunday afternoon that Turkish champions Istanbul Basaksehir have asked Norwich City about the availability of Onel Hernandez, which would offer the winger the opportunity of playing Champions League football.

The speedy 27-year-old has started all four of City’s matches in the Championship so far this season and has made 89 appearances in total since signing from German side Eintracht Braunschweig in January 2018, scoring 11 goals and assisting 14.

After a crucial part in the Championship title triumph of 2018-19, Hernandez missed two chunks of the Canaries’ unsuccessful campaign in the Premier League with knee injuries, scoring once and assisting twice.

Now The Sun’s transfer guru Alan Nixon has claimed that Basaksehir have enquired about the Cuba-born former Germany Under-18 international, ahead of the European transfer window closing at 11pm on Monday.

Hernandez played 57 minutes of Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat to Derby, with his shot winning a penalty, which was missed by Teemu Pukki. He is under contract at City until 2023, after signing a new deal following promotion in 2019.

Head coach Daniel Farke spoke about the attacker’s importance ahead of the new season, admitting that sometimes his final ball is lacking, but saying: “With his power and ability he is so important. Crucial. It says a lot for what we missed when he was injured for so much of the season.”

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