Is Pablo Hernandez a Leeds legend?
But Newsome has hailed the impact Hernandez had at Elland Road and insists he will always be well-regarded among the Leeds fanbase.
However, he admits a lack of action will have helped Hernandez in deciding to return to his homeland this summer.
Speaking exclusively to TIF, Newsome said: “He was frustrated with the lack of football he had last season and that’s probably been a contributing factor to him leaving.
“He comes across as the kind of guy who, although he was disappointed, was delighted that the football club is heading in the right direction.
“He is a real legend of the football club and will, no doubt, be welcomed back with open arms in the future. He’s really left his mark on the people of Leeds United.”