- Uday Partap Singh
Hart had been City’s Number 1 keeper for the better part of the decade. However, he was the first one to bite the bullet under the new regime of Pep Guardiola and was sent out on loan shortly after his arrival. Hart has now been on loan for almost a year at Torino.
Down in Italy, the Englishman has only managed to keep only 5 clean sheets in a total of 18 appearances in Seria A.
His replacement came in the form of Claudio Bravo who has had a less than stellar stay at City. He recently came under heavy fire for his miserable performance as City’s first choice keeper. Bravo has failed to live up to the standards once set by Joe Hart. As reported by ESPN, Hart believes that his run with Manchester City is at an end and he’s already played his last game for the EPL side.
Reports suggest that there is no recall clause in Joe Hart’s loan contract to Torino and the Italian club is looking to make the deal permanent. Torino have also acknowledged the fact that bringing in a player of Joe Hart’s likeness would be quite heavy on the wallet and will require a considerable amount of financial logistics to make the deal happen.
Joe Hart once represented the very best the EPL offered in terms of skill and sheer talent but his performance steadily took a dive which made Guardiola deem him surplus to his Manchester City line-up, which led to his subsequent loan out of the club.
Perhaps, it might prove to be a positive move for Joe Hart as the move would mean more playing time and relieve some of the mental pressure he might be facing at the moment.
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