English goalkeeper Joe Hart could remain a Manchester City player next season despite falling out of favour at the Etihad. Hart has spent the last year on loan with Italian side Torino and was expected to be sold upon his return to Manchester.
With Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson joining Manchester City from Benfica this summer, a regular starting spot for the England international will be hard to come by at the Etihad. Hart had attracted interest from Torino, West Ham and Chelsea this summer, however, his future is still undecided according to the Mail.
West Ham’s interest in the 30-year-old keeper appears to only be on a temporary basis, with the London side unwilling to make Hart a permanent signing. The former Shrewsbury Town keeper joined City in 2006 and has now had four loan spells away from the club during his eleven years at City.
Hart is currently under contract at Manchester City until 2019, however, Sky Blues boss Pep Guardiola is believed to deem Joe Hart surplus to requirements at the Etihad next season. It is known Hart favours a permanent move away from Manchester rather than a loan deal but there appear to be few suitors that would be willing or able to meet his salary expectations.
A move abroad is not out of the question for Hart, having spent last season on loan in Italy. If no club comes in for Hart, however, the Englishman will be battling for the number one shirt at Manchester Cit with Ederson and Claudio Bravo.
Liverpool had previously been linked with Hart before Jürgen Klopp ruled out any potential move, despite Hart’s incredible performance against Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League in 2012 at the Etihad.