Serie A outfit Torino want England international goalkeeper Joe Hart to stay at the club longer and wants to offer him a permanent deal. The club is willing to offer the two-time Premier League winner a contract until 2021.
Despite the eagerness to award the Englishman a contract extension, Torino won’t be able to afford his high salary. If Hart decides to stay at the Italian club, he would have to accept a package much lower than what he had been enjoying at City over the course of his career, as reported by Football Italia.
The 29-year-old is currently on loan from Manchester City for the 2016-17 season. Ever since new manager Pep Guardiola took over the helms at the Etihad Stadium, the player was frozen out and was forced out of the club to find game time.
Hart will be offered a contract extension by Torino, worth $2.2 million-a-year until 2021. This will significantly be lower than what the Englishman was earning at City. His contract while playing for the Citizens was $4.4 million per year until 2019, according to Tuttosport.
Apart from paying Hart his salary, Torino will have to negotiate a deal with Manchester City to arrange a transfer for the player. It is expected that the deal won’t be a problem since Guardiola has already expressed his intent of not playing the player.
Internal sources are claiming that the City hierarchy could let the player go on the cheap, considering his years of service. A transfer fee in the region of $2.2 million could be enough for Torino to capture the player on a permanent basis.
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