Joe Hart could reignite his career at Leeds United and is far stronger mentally after a downturn in his career.
That is according to ex-Man City teammate and former England international Danny Mills, who knows the Burnley goalkeeper from his early day at the Premier League champions.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, Mills suggested the 33-year-old has learned a huge amount from his experiences after being “thrown under the bus by Pep Guardiola”.
Hart, who is a two-times Premier League winner and been capped 75 times by England, is available on a free transfer this summer as his two-year contract at Turf Moor draws to a close.
As revealed by Football Insider, Hart could be an option for Leeds amid doubts over the future of Kiko Casilla and, crucially, he is also willing to take a pay-cut to join the Whites this summer.
Mills has expanded on why he believes the experienced operator still has a huge amount to offer.
“I think he has calmed down a little bit and realised that the mental side of it may be cost him a couple of mistakes,” the ex-defender told Football Insider.
“Guardiola threw him under the bus before he’d even seen him play. It has been difficult for him but he is still a fabulous goalkeeper and there is no reason why he cannot come to a massive club like Leeds and resurrect his career.
“If you have a goalkeeper like that, if Leeds can get him on a free transfer, it would be a fabulous addition. He works incredibly hard, he is incredibly dedicated and is very fit.
“It is highly possible that deal can be done.”
Leeds may be in the market for a keeper despite planning to exercise a £5million option in Illan Meslier’s loan deal to make the deal permanent.
Casilla was their number one before being slapped with an eight-match racism ban that places his Elland Road career under serious threat.
In other Leeds United news, Ben White has been tipped to re-sign this summer after Phil Hay reveal.