Former Leeds United ace Paul Robinson has urged the club to bring in some more Premier League experience.
Paul Robinson has urged Leeds to add some Premier League experience for next season.
Before the Championship season was postponed, Marcelo Bielsa’s side were sitting at the top of the tree, one point clear of second-placed West Brom, and seven points clear of Fulham in third.
Despite it being uncertain what the final outcome will be in terms of whether this current season will be finished, former Leeds ace Robinson has urged his old side to think about bringing in players with Premier League experience if their return to the top-flight is confirmed.
Speaking to MOT Leeds News, he said: “When you go into the Premier League, you want to put Premier League experience into that team and I wouldn’t mind seeing them doing it in the goalkeeping area. Kiko’s been indifferent this season and he’s got his ban. Meslier’s one of the best young goalkeepers but there’s no kind of stability there.
“Somebody like Joe Hart at Burnley. If he wanted to leave and seek first-team football elsewhere, I think he would be a really, really good option for them to look at. They’re going to need another goalkeeper because, as I say, Casilla’s been in and out, Meslier’s done okay since he’s come in but whether he can play week in, week out in the Premier League, you don’t know.”
“Joe Hart’s somebody of that kind of ilk who could come in and prove to be a real rock if he has the hunger and desire to play.”
Should Leeds bring in Joe Hart as Kiko Casilla's replacement?
Robinson certainly has a point with regards to bringing in a new shot-stopper to replace Casilla.
The Spaniard of course has had his controversies this season – not least his eight-match ban for racially abusing Jonathan Leko – and he has also endured some truly nightmare moments in between the sticks too, which has caused many Leeds fans to slam him.
With Hart, you get someone who has seen it and done it all at Premier League level, bringing in some title-winning experience along with him from his time at Manchester City.
Apart from being a potential number one goalkeeper, he could also be a dressing room leader. The step-up from the Championship can be a difficult one, and having characters and personalities like Hart can help massively.
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