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Hernandez bares his soul in emotional farwell message to Leeds fans

Pablo Hernandez penned an emotional letter to Leeds supporters after saying an emotional farewell during Sunday’s 3-1 win over West Brom at Elland Road.

The legendary Spaniard will leave Elland Road when his contract expires at the end of June and started his final match against the Baggies on the final day of the Premier Lague campaign. Hernandez has been an outstanding presence in the Leeds squad since arriving 2016.

But the 36-year-old has already revealed that he has no intention of hanging up his boots just yet.

“I knew this moment was coming but you are never prepared for it,” he wrote, in a letter tweeted out by his wife.

“I’m overwhelmed with all the support and love I have received in the past days.

“I wrote a goodbye letter but it keeps changing as days go by. So many things I want to say, so many things I am feeling at the moment.

“But all I know is it is not goodbye, it is see you soon!

“It has been five years where I have lived an incredible experience, five years I have laughed, cried and lived unforgettable moments. I am so proud to be part of this club’s history.

“A club that has something special, where football is lived in a unique way.

“I cannot thank enough everyone who has helped me from day one. But I would like you to know that Pablo as a football player is leaving but Pablo as a person, a Leeds fan and a friend will continue here forever.

“I would live to say thank you to everyone involved in the club from the first to the last: managers, training staff, medical team, physios, kitmen, the cooks and everyone that works everyday at Thorp Arch, thank you!

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The end of an era for Pablo and Leeds

“I would also like to say goodbye to all my teammates from those who shared the dressing room with me for a short period of time to those who have been by my side these five years.

“I would like you to know, we started as teammates but now I say goodbye as good friends.

“Thank you for your respect towards me on and off the field; in Spain, in Castellon, you have a family forever!

“And finally, I want to say goodbye to all the fans. Words don’t come easy to thank you for everything you have given me. My family and I have felt your affection from the first day to the last.

“I have never imagined I could receive so much support.

“Remember from now on, I will be one of you, always cheering for Leeds United, always Marching On Together from a distance.

“See you Soon! Pablo.”

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