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Opinion: Leeds should make a January move for Joe Hart

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa should make a January move for former England stopper Joe Hart after he was dropped for Burnley’s win over West Ham on the weekend.

What’s the situation?

Sean Dyche’s side have been struggling in the Premier League so far this season. However, the Burnley boss brought Tom Heaton back into the side after he finally recovered from injury, and the decision helped the Clarets to keep a clean sheet at home to the Hammers.

Heaton was in inspired form but his display could mean that Joe Hart has to move once again if he is to find regular first-team football. The former Manchester City man had been the number one at Turf Moor, but with Nick Pope also still to come back he may find himself slipping down the pecking order even further.

At 31 years of age, Hart needs to be playing regularly, and Leeds could perhaps offer him this in their hunt to return to the Premier League.

Goalkeeping shortage

The only senior first-team goalkeeper that Leeds currently have in their squad is Bailey Peacock-Farrell, and even he is just 22 and has been prone to the odd high-profile error this season.

After Chelsea loanee Jamal Blackman broke his leg in an U23 game, the Whites have been seriously short in this position. A move for Hart, either on a permanent basis or on loan then could solve all of Bielsa’s problems. The Shrewsbury-born stopper has the experience necessary to guide this talented Leeds squad to automatic promotion and there is little doubt that he would excel in the Championship.

The Elland Road side were recently linked with a move for Newcastle’s Karl Darlow, but given the choice surely Hart would be the better option.

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