Time has come for Leeds United-linked Tom Heaton to make decision

Tom Heaton of Burnley fails to stop a goal from Mirco Antenucci (unseen) of Leeds United celebrates scoring during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Burnley at Elland...

Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton is reportedly open to moving to Leeds United in the January transfer window.

Tom Heaton of Burnley FC looks on from the bench during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Burnley FC at Etihad Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Nick Pope seems to have recovered from his injury, as the Burnley goalkeeper featured for the Under-23 side against their Sheffield United counterparts last week, and it means that it is crunch time for Tom Heaton regarding his future amid Leeds United speculation.

The Sun has reported that Heaton will consider a move to Leeds in the Championship in the January transfer window.

 

The West Yorkshire outfit need a goalkeeper following the return of Jamal Blackman to Chelsea due to injury.

The Mirror reported earlier this month of Aston Villa’s interest in Heaton, but the Villans have since decided to sign Lovre Kalinic.

With Pope now nearing full match fitness, Heaton will have to make a decision on his future soon.

Tom Heaton of Burnley during the Premier League match between Burnley and Crystal Palace at Turf Moor on September 10, 2017 in Burnley, England.

With Joe Hart the first-goalkeeper at Burnley, Pope will be his main competitor once he is back in the first-team squad, and Heaton should look at leaving Turf Moor.

The 32-year-old is unlikely to get into the Burnley matchday squad if he stays at Turf Moor, while at Leeds, the England international goalkeeper will have a good chance of establishing himself as the first choice ahead of Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

Tom Heaton of Burnley during the Premier League match between Burnley and Crystal Palace at Turf Moor on September 10, 2017 in Burnley, England.

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