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26th Jul, 2016 | 8:04am

162-goal striker reveals on Twitter how much he would love to have joined Leeds

By Will Butcher

Hibernian striker Grant Holt has revealed on Twitter he would have joined Leeds “in a heartbeat”.

The veteran spearhead has scored 162 goals in his 17-year professional career across the various leagues and has had success in the English top-flight.

Holt’s father is a supporters of the Yorkshire giants and the 35-year-old revealed in a question-and-answer Twitter session on his personal account that he would have joined the Elland Road outfit had he been offered a deal.

The striker has most recently made his first move to Scotland with Neil Lennon’s Hibernian, after a second spell with League One side Rochdale.

The Carlisle born goal-getter will be remembered more widely for his time at Norwich, where he scored 68 league goals in four years.

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In his first Premier League season, he scored 15 league goals and was even linked with an England call-up after an impressive campaign at Carrow Road.

Holt, who has also has spells in Italy and Singapore, is unlikely to sign for Garry Monk’s side as his career draws to a close.

The former Swansea manager has added a centre-forward to his squad this season, in Swedish hotshot Marcus Antonsson from Allsvenskan outfit Kalmar FF and Kemar Roofe has joined from Oxford to take up a wide forward role at Elland Road.

Monk has added another four recruits in Rob Green, Kyle Bartley, Matt Grimes, Kemar Roofe and Hadi Sacko have all put pen to paper at Elland Road.

In other Leeds transfer news, journalist Joe Rawson has confirmed that Leeds mystery new signing will be for the under-21 side.