Five possible destinations for Joe Hart as Manchester City exit loomsPublished August 16, 2016
It looks like Joe Hart’s ten-year association with Manchester City is about to come to an end, with the England stopper reportedly on his way out of the Etihad before the end of the summer, as Pep Guardiola prepares to bring in a new number one keeper.
We at Free Bets, look at five possible destinations for the current England number one, should he depart Manchester for pastures new.
The Merseyside club seems like the most likely destination for the 29-year-old, at this present moment.
Everton boss Ronald Koeman is looking to bring in a new keeper before the end of the transfer window, and the signing of Joe Hart would represent a real coup for fans at Goodison Park.
The La Liga side are also thought to be keen on the England international’s services, though it is understood that Sevilla would prefer an initial loan move.
A move to Spain could be seen as an attractive proposition for Hart, whilst the lure of Champions League football would also appeal.
The Gunners may appear well stocked for goalkeepers with Petr Cech, David Ospina and Wojciech Szczesny on the books. However, Cech may only have a season or two left at the age of 34, and Arsene Wenger would be wise to start planning for the future.
Would Joe Hart really swap the bench at Man City, for the bench at Arsenal? With the promise of being the club’s future number one keeper, he may.
Jurgen Klopp has already added two goalkeepers to his squad over the summer with the signings of Loris Karius and Alex Manninger, although the former picked up a hand injury whilst on the Reds’ pre-season tour of the United States, and could face up to 10-weeks on the sidelines.
If Hart is readily available, his quality is of such that it would be hard for a club like Liverpool to turn down the opportunity to bring him to the club, despite the numbers they already have in the goalkeeping department.
It is believed that David Moyes is a keen admirer of the England stopper, and would be interested in taking Hart to the Stadium of Light, if he can convince the Sunderland board to make the necessary funds available.
Whilst the 29-year-old may view Sunderland as a step down, he could do worse than playing under Moyes in the Premier League.