England goalkeeper Joe Hart has been told he can leave Manchester City as new manager Pep Guardiola eyes a replacement.
The 29-year old, who has been at Manchester City since 2006 is seemingly not in the long term plans of Guardiola who dropped Hart from City’s opening day 2-1 over Sunderland on Saturday. Willy Caballero started ahead of Hart and it is likely that he will leave before the end of the transfer window.
According to reports in today’s media, Manchester City’s Premier League rivals Everton are interested in signing Hart, despite already having Joel Robles and Maarten Stekelenburg at the club.
Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has reportedly agreed terms with Manchester City and looks to be the one Guardiola will sign to replace Hart. Bravo’s Barcelona team-mate Marc-Andre ter Stegan was thought to be a target for City but has a £69 million buyout clause in his contract.
Hart has been dropped before by former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini but bounced back well. However, this latest setback looks to be the end of the line for the England goalkeeper
Former Shrewsbury Town stopper was the England goalkeeper at Euro 2016 conceding four goals of which two he was at fault for. His position as number one for England may well also come under threat as new manager Sam Allardyce may wish to test out other players in the position.