According to The Sun, Aston Villa are hopeful that they could sign two-time Premier League winner Joe Hart on a free transfer in the summer, as it is revealed he is expected to leave Burnley.
Despite the fact he’s yet to play this season, it could be argued that a move makes sense for Villa. Indeed, with Tom Heaton is currently injured, January loan signing Pepe Reina has proven somewhat unreliable.
While a vastly experienced Wolrd Cup winner has been a good shot-stopper, making 23 saves in six appearances, via Premier League, he has not been at his best in other aspects of his game. Furthermore, his mistake against Leicester in the side’s 4-0 loss, per Birmingham Mail, and was duly criticised by Dean Smith and Sven Goran-Eriksson.
He is, of course, only on loan too and it’s not clear what a potential relegation would do to his chances of extending his stay in the Midlands.
Whilst Joe Hart has done little lately to suggest he is worthy of starting in the Premier League, the experience that he has gained at both Manchester City and England could be huge for the club. In terms of a back-up to the likes of Heaton or Orjan Nyland, Hart does look a reasonably safe option in either division, with Reina himself doing little to wholly convince.
Has Pepe Reina done enough to convince you?
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