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Leeds United plotting ambitious move for 32-y/o international to solve injury crisis

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Leeds United are plotting a move to sign Burnley and England goalkeeper Tom Heaton on loan in January, according to reports from TeamTalk.

The 32-year old has fell well down the pecking order behind Joe Hart and Nick Pope at Turf Moor, and is likely to depart the Lancashire club in January with the latter soon to return from a dislocated shoulder injury.

Leeds have been dealt yet another injury blow recently, with the news that Whites’ back-up shot-stopper and Chelsea loanee Jamal Blackman has had to return to Stamford Bridge, after suffering a broken leg in an Under-23 clash last week.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell remains as the Whites’ only senior shot-stopper, but the 22-year old has looked shaky in recent weeks, so Marcelo Bielsa needs reinforcements in that area,

The Whites have been desperately unlucky with injuries this term, and the Yorkshire club have lost out on their 2nd place position to promotion rivals Middlesbrough.

The Verdict

This would be a very smart move from Leeds – Heaton is a well-established goalkeeper who is desperate to get out and play some football. At 32, he’d be a very reliable figure in between the sticks and would also be a good mentor for Peacock-Farrell – and it would be a great signing for Leeds.

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