Is this Leeds United's best chance to sign Joe Hart from Burnley?

Leeds Inited manager Marcelo Bielsa speaks to Jordan Stevens during the match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Leeds United at Bankwest Stadium on July 20, 2019 in Sydney,...

Premier League side Burnley are reportedly keen on the services of Leeds United backup goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

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A number of Leeds United players have been reportedly attracting the interest of other clubs during this summer transfer window from Scotland's top-tier to England's top-tier.

Some players have even attracted the interest of those in the same division as Marcelo Bielsa's men, and in Pontus Jansson's case, actually made a surprise switch to Brentford. 

Another name on the transfer wishlist of other clubs is Burnley wanting to sign Leeds' back-up goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell this summer. 

 

The Mirror have claimed that Sean Dyche's side would want Peacock-Farrell to be their number two behind Nick Pope, with Tom Heaton and Joe Hart seemingly free to leave.

The name that should stand out for Leeds fans should be that of 75-cap England international and two-time Premier League winner, Hart. 

If Leeds are in a situation where they lose their academy product to the Premier League club than they should strike a deal that involves Hart coming to Elland Road.

Joe Hart of Burnley looks on during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Port Vale and Burnley at Vale Park on July 20, 2019 in Burslem, England.

Of course, the deal would have to favour Burnley given Hart's standing, but this surely is a great chance for Leeds to pounce and sign the highly-experienced man.

Albeit he is still young, Peacock-Farrell did enjoy an indifferent campaign last time out as he was dethroned from the starting XI by January signing and former Real Madrid man Kiko Casilla. 

But he didn't help himself either because he too enjoyed a bit of a nightmare ending, especially during that infamous play-off semi-final game against Derby County.

Either way, the goalkeeping area still isn't a position that is filling the supporters with confidence, as a player like Hart, who needs to get his career back on track, can make that position his own. 

Burnley's Joe Hart during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Port Vale and Burnley at Vale Park on July 20, 2019 in Burslem, England.

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