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Paul Robinson has said that he wouldn’t be surprised if Joe Hart signs a four-year deal with Leeds United this summer.
Robinson is convinced that Hart has what it takes to play his best football again and thinks the former England man will want to finish his career at the top.
Hart is out of contract at the end of the season and has struggled for game-time at current club Burnley.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said, “Joe is an experienced Premier League keeper and delivers real consistency in performance… the only thing that would worry me is the lack of first-team experience.
“But someone of his ability, it wouldn’t take him long to get back to top form.
“I think he’ll want to finish his career at the top level and at a good place and I think this is a real opportunity at Leeds.
“Kiko has been inconsistent, he’s been up and down, and I think in the Premier League there needs to be more stability.
“Is he a Bielsa keeper? Pep Guardiola was very quick to dismiss Hart so it’s a game of opinions.
“One thing I will say is that he’s got another four years at the top level, possibly more. If he came in you wouldn’t raise your eyebrows if he signed a four-year deal.”
Both Kiko Casilla and Joe Hart are 33 and there are question marks over both from Leeds fans.
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Hart definitely has more experience at the highest level than Casilla, but we’re not convinced he’s good enough with the ball at his feet.
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