Joe Hart wants Leeds free transfer talks and would take pay cut if they get promoted



Posted Friday, May 01, 2020 by Dailystar.co.uk

Joe Hart has been playing second fiddle to Nick Pope at Burnley but the end of his £70,000-a-week contract could see the Englishman head to Leeds – and even take a pay cut

England goalkeeper Joe Hart wants a free transfer to Leeds – and would be willing to take a pay cut if they got promoted.

The Burnley and former Manchester City shot-stopper has dropped off the radar since being rejected by Pep Guardiola.

And he has been forced to play second fiddle to Nick Pope at Turf Moor this year.

But Leeds, who are sitting top of the Championship as they look to return to the top flight for the first time in 16 years, are an option for the 33-year-old.

And Football Insider has reported that the shot-stopper would be willing to take a pay cut for an Elland Road move.

Joe Hart wants Leeds free transfer talks and would take pay cut if they get promoted
Joe Hart could head to Leeds on a free transfer – and he would take a pay cut if they get promoted

Hart would “jump at the chance” to sign for the Whites, who would be looking for a new No.1 if Kiko Casilla leaves.

The Englishman wants to stay in the Premier League – and is keen to hold talks with Leeds to unite it career.

And he would move for free as his two-year contract, worth £70,000-a-week, comes to an end in June.

Hart’s won two league titles at Manchester City before moving to Burnley in 2018.

Joe Hart wants Leeds free transfer talks and would take pay cut if they get promoted
The shot-stopper could head to Elland Road if they get promoted as he looks to reignite his career

He could be joined at Elland Road by former team-mate James Milner as the Liverpool star dropped an interesting hint.

"I get asked this all the time,” he said.

"Any time I bump into a Leeds fan – or even my mates back home – it’s always, ‘When are you coming back? When are you coming home?’

"It’s a really hard question to answer because it’s all totally hypothetical. There has never been a decision for me to make.

Joe Hart wants Leeds free transfer talks and would take pay cut if they get promoted
Joe Hart could be given a way out of the cold in a free transfer when his contract expires

"It’s a regret that I didn’t play for Leeds longer.

"I didn’t want to leave and I felt like I was only really getting started at the club, but it was an unfortunate time for me to be coming through at Leeds."

Leeds are contending for the Championship title – but may have to lift it at a neutral venue if they play behind closed doors on police advice.



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