Reports: Man City Forgotten Man Joe Hart Set For West Ham Loan Move

Alan Duffy

16th, July 2017

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Joe Hart is expected to join West Ham United on loan from Manchester City, according to reports, with the England ‘keeper set to undergo a medical tomorrow.

Having found himself out-of-favour under Pep Guardiola, Hart moved to Italy at the start of last season, but struggled to impress with Torino.

With City signing Benfica glovesman Ederson this summer, the writing was on the wall for the 30-year-old Hart, who now looks set for another loan deal, albeit one closer to home.

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While Hart will be eager to build on his 71 caps for England ahead of next summer’s World Cup, West Ham boss Slaven Bilic will want to strengthen a flimsy Hammers’ defence which shipped 64 goals in the Premier League last season.

Speaking about the rumours surrounding Hart, West Ham club captain, Mark Noble, said:

I’ve known Joe for a long time, we played for England U21s together years ago.

He is obviously a fantastic goalie but at the minute he is not our player. We have got two really good goalies [Adrian and Darren Randolph] here so it would be more competition for them.

“In my opinion, he (Hart) has been a little bit hard done by in recent years. He has been fantastic for England and for his club for the last 10 years and he probably deserves a little bit more respect.

Hart’s impending arrival in east London is likely to see either Adrian or Randolph leaves the Hammers ahead of the start of the new season, with a number of clubs thought to be eyeing the two ‘keepers.

As for Hart, he’ll now get the chance to once again go head to head with the like of Tom Heaton, Jack Butland, Fraser Forster and Jordan Pickford, all pretenders to his England no.1 jersey.

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  1. Olivier says:

    Do West Ham really need 1 more goalie? Aren’t Randolph and Adrian rather good (or at least Adrian) ?

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