Three ideal Premier League destinations for Joe Hart
Joe Hart has endured a rough couple of years since his Euro 2016 collapse for England. Until then, the Manchester City goalkeeper was one of the most established shot-stoppers in Europe. He had made a name for himself in the Premier League as one of the best keepers out there.
But the goalkeeper’s drop in performance saw manager Pep Guardiola immediately replace him with Claudio Bravo, who was subsequently replaced by Ederson.
The Brazilian is now Manchester City’s undisputed No.1 in goal and there’s no chance Hart can make it back to the main XI. Pep Guardiola has also preferably chosen Bravo to be his No.2, which means Joe Hart will now be the third fiddle in the squad.
Pep Guardiola sent the goalkeeper on loan to Torino and West Ham United over the last two seasons but a move away hasn’t helped Hart’s cause.
Regardless, Joe Hart is still one of the most experiences shot-stoppers in the league. Surely, a number of clubs would be willing to have him at their disposal. Here we take a look at three ideal Premier League destinations for Joe Hart.
The Blues are reportedly on the verge of selling Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid, which means they won’t have enough time left to bring in a replacement. Joe Hart would be a good acquisition. The club already possesses Willy Caballero as a back-up and Joe Hart can be their new No.1.
Granted, he hasn’t had the best of seasons over the last two years but the goalkeeper still possesses all the qualities to play for a top side like Chelsea. Even if the Blues do hold onto Courtois, Hart can still serve as second choice to the Belgian. The Manchester City man would also be a cheap option.
The Cherries have already sold Adam Federici to Stoke City and Ryan Allsop to Wycombe Wanderers. Eddie Howe now has just Asmir Begovic in his ranks and is going to need a new goalkeeper. Joe Hart would be an able signing for the club. Bournemouth are a pure English club and Hart would fit in perfectly.
Both Begovic and Hart are experienced Premier League goalkeepers. Eddie Howe could pick between the two depending on their performances in training. The Cherries endured a frustrating campaign last time out but could see their fortunes turn with a keeper like Hart in goal.
Rafa Benitez is working on a tight budget at St. James’ Park and should make the move for Hart. The manager has just Martin Dubravka, who possesses Premier League pedigree. Joe Hart could come in and change the Magpies’ fortunes.
He can serve as second fiddle to Dubravka or be their No.1 depending on Benitez’s preferences. But Joe Hart would be a steal for the price he would be available for. Benitez won’t get another chance to sign a player for this fee and should make a move as soon as possible.