English Premier League (EPL) club Manchester City goalkeeper, Joe Hart will leave the Etihad Stadium this summer and that is certain. Txiki Begiristain, City’s director of football has stated that the club will be extremely helpful of the player during the final days of the summer transfer window and find him another football club.
“Now we have one week and we have to make him [Hart] happy and if he can find a solution and find a club where he has a real chance to play regularly. So we’re going to try to help him, because he deserves the best answer from us.” Begiristain said, as reported by Goal.
New manager Pep Guardiola has revealed that Hart will not feature in his plans and the goalkeeper can look elsewhere for his future. With the recent arrival of Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo on Thursday, Hart will have no other option but to leave the club where the supporters consider him a legend.
Hart started for City against Steaua Bucharest on Wednesday, in the second leg play-off round of the UEFA Champions League. The Englishman was given a standing ovation by the supporters of the club present at the Etihad Stadium. The occasion had the feeling of a farewell and an indication that the club will move in a new direction under manager Pep Guardiola.
In reality, a goalkeeper of Hart’s caliber shouldn’t have a tough time finding another club to play for. The player has won two Premier League titles with City and has been an instrumental part of City’s resurrection in recent years.
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However, the present situation is different with all the top level clubs having quality goalkeepers at their disposal. Most of the clubs are also not comfortable in paying the astronomical wages Hart will command.
Despite these hindrances, it is estimated that Hart will find himself a club by the end of the summer transfer window and the City hierarchy will help him do that.
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