Three Premier League destinations for Joe Hart this summer
Joe Hart has endured an inconsistent couple of years ever since he moved away on loan from Manchester City. The goalkeeper’s poor performances for England in the Euro 2016 saw Pep Guardiola replace the shot-stopper with Claudio Bravo, who was subsequently replaced by Ederson. Hart was eventually sent on loan to Torino in the 2016/2017 season but he didn’t enjoy the best of spells in the Serie A.
The 31-year-old subsequently returned to Manchester City, only to be loaned to fellow Premier League side West Ham United. He was in and out of the Hammers’ squad, often being rotated with Adrian due to the Englishman’s inconsistency.
Hart made a total of 19 appearances in the league last season and he maintained just 4 clean sheets in the process. However, he did muster a total of 53 saves, as well as one save from the penalty spot.
It’s hard to see one of the Premier League’s brightest stars go down in such agonizing fashion. In fact, Hart is one of the most experienced goalkeepers in the English top-flight.
The Manchester City shot-stopper has made a total of 321 appearances in the league, keeping 123 clean sheets and making a stunning 864 saves in that time. The goalkeeper can surely play for any Premier League side and here, we take a look at three clubs he could join to reignite his career.
The Wolves are back in the Premier League and they are certainly back in style after winning the Championship in impressive fashion. The club conceded merely 39 goals last season, as Nuno Espirito Santo’s men ran away with the title.
John Ruddy was impressive for the Wolves but he often looked vulnerable at the back. The Midlands outfit have snapped up a deal for Rui Patricio but Santo could utilize an extra option in the squad. Hence, Hart would be the perfect player to provide cover for Ruddy and Patricio.
Moving to Newcastle could be the perfect solution to end Joe Hart’s dry spell. Rafa Benitez is excellent at bringing the best out of players and Hart could work wonders for the club next season. The Magpies conceded a total of 47 goals in the previous campaign and there is scope for improvement.
Newcastle have signed Martin Dubravka permanently this summer but Benitez could also sign Hart, who would be a great influence for the former Sparta Prague goalkeeper. The manager could extract the best out of both players by rotating them for the league and domestic cup games.
The Cherries were sloppy at the back last season. Eddie Howe’s men were seemingly leaking goals for fun, as they conceded a total of 61 goals in the league. Hence, it goes without saying that Begovic wasn’t in the best of form.
The former Chelsea shot-stopper played every single game for the Cherries but was only able to muster 6 clean sheets in that time. That’s quite poor when compared to Hart’s 4 clean sheets in 19 appearances. Thus, Howe could make the move for the veteran goalkeeper and completely turn around their fortunes next season.