Saturday 17 March 2018

Hart left in limbo as he searches for 'stability'

England goalkeeper Joe Hart. Photo: Getty Images
England goalkeeper Joe Hart. Photo: Getty Images

Matt Law

Joe Hart will go on holidays next week with his future in limbo, with no offers from at home or abroad yet to consider.

The goalkeeper has returned from his season on loan at Torino, but the 30-year-old knows that he has no future at Manchester City, who have spent a world-record fee of £34.9m on Ederson Moraes.

"We'll just have to wait and see," he said. "It's a strange world, the goalkeeping world.

"You look at some of the top teams in the world that have got the best strikers, and they are looking to buy another top striker. But if you have got a top goalkeeper, you are not often looking to buy another goalkeeper."

Asked whether he had spoken to City before or since they signed Ederson from Benfica, Hart said: "Not really. They have obviously signed the new keeper and I get the direction. There is no real need for me to talk to them, I'm lucky enough to have management who deal with that side of things.

"There is no animosity between the two camps. They are going about their business and we are going to go about ours."

Having been on loan in Italy at Torino for a year, Hart would prefer a permanent move.

"We all need stability in our life," he said. "I am a 30-year-old man with stuff I need to organise."

"I need an offer first, and then I need to work out my options if I have choices. I want to be playing at the highest possible level. It's a short career. I want to push everything out of me."

Irish Independent

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