It’s been reported that Joe Hart would be willing to take a big drop in his £70k-a-week wages to seal a move to Leeds United – and while fans are split, the majority don’t want to see it happen.
The former England keeper has had a terrible time since being dropped by Pep Guardiola and subsequently shipped out of Man City.
That took the shape of two failed loans to Torino and West Ham before he was sold to Burnley for £3.5m in the summer of 2018.
Hart has only made 24 appearances for the Premier League side since then and at 33-years-old he is out of contract and available on a free this summer.
Hart would come with a huge amount of experience – more so than current number one Kiko Casilla, who is also 33.
However, we’re not convinced he’d represent much of an upgrade unless Marcelo Bielsa can find something Guardiola couldn’t.
Guardiola didn’t think he was good enough with his feet and that’s something Bielsa wants from his keepers, with young Illan Meslier excelling in that area.
However, that hasn’t deterred some Leeds fans, or indeed MOT Leeds News columnist Paul Robinson, from wanting to see him at Elland Road.
I’d take him definitely.
— Adam (@adamden69827965) April 30, 2020
Joe Hart on a free transfer? I’d take that all day long #LUFC
— Phil Smith (@philsmith_91) May 1, 2020
— daniel tasker (@daniel_tasker17) April 30, 2020
You need 3 in the squad. Hart’s on a free and has PL experience. He’d be great to cover injuries if nothing else and the experience he’d bring would be invaluable. Quality players will push each other to fight for places. Great bit of business 👍
— Lady Leeds💙💛 (@LadyLeeds2) April 30, 2020
However, the majority of fans think the other way and their views were given much much forcibly. We’re with them and we think Meslier is the future for Leeds.
Here are the best of the nays…
No chance this will happen, Bielsa wants a keeper that’s good with the ball and Guardiola got rid of Hart because he isn’t good with it
— Tom Patterson (@tomasu90) April 30, 2020
— Dave (@_Dave_Smith) April 30, 2020
Sorry we want to stay up not get relegated he’s a disaster 😬😬😬
— Kenny Brown (@kennybrown1964) April 30, 2020
He can’t play out from the back Bielsa wouldn’t want him ! Stupid story
— Jack A 💙💛 (@jack88lufc) April 30, 2020
— Sean G (@SeanyGee) April 30, 2020
Please god no!!!
— Sukvinder Singh (@sukvinder_singh) April 30, 2020
Wouldn’t have him near us tbh.
— Eddie Spence 💙💛 (@_EddieSpence) April 30, 2020
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