Revealed: Leeds on red alert as PL winner issues come-and-get-me plea

Leeds United have been placed on red alert after Joe Hart issued a come-and-get-me plea ahead of the summer transfer window.

Speaking to the Guardian, the former England goalkeeper revealed he is looking for a new club ahead of his contract at Burnley expiring next month.

Football Insider revealed last month that Hart would jump at the chance to hold Leeds talks this summer and would be willing to take a pay-cut to make the move happen.

That stance is publicly echoed by the 33-year-old, who says he would “love to have another big chance in England” but suggests he may have to go overseas to reignite his career.

He has spent the campaign understudying Nick Pope, who has been one of the outstanding keepers in this season’s Premier League.

“I like to think I’m a good catch. I’m on a free contract, I’ve got experience and real hunger,” Hart said. “The Premier League has been great for me but I’m more than willing to spread my wings.

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“I’m totally open. I just want to play at the highest level I can. In England, I don’t feel I am going to be able to do that. Don’t get me wrong. I’d love to have another big chance in England, but it could be difficult.”

Hart’s career has stalled since he was frozen out by Pep Guardiola at Man City in 2016 and he spent two seasons on loan – at Torino and West Ham – before joining Burnley for £3.5million in 2018.

The 75-times England international has made just three appearances this season, all of them in the domestic cups.

He last featured in a Premier League match on Boxing Day in 2018.

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