After arriving at the Etihad as Manchester City manager back in 2016, one of Pep Guardiola’s first courses of action was to find a new goalkeeper.
Claudio Bravo was brought in – although he was shortly succeeded by Ederson – to replace Joe Hart as Manchester City’s No.1 with Guardiola deeming the England shot-stopper surplus to requirements.
£9m-rated (via Transfermarkt) Hart has since had unsuccessful loan spells both in Italy and England with Torino and West Ham, but is now finally set to leave the Etihad after a 12-year spell on a permanent deal.
Even after a load of unconvincing performances with West Ham at the London Stadium last season, it is still a surprise to see a lack of interest in Hart from other Premier League clubs.
Take a look at what Manchester City supporters have had to say on Hart’s expected departure below…
Should be number 2 behind Ederson pep is a great manager but the treatment of Hart leaves a bitter taste
— Bus Stop #2 (@BusStop22) July 9, 2018
Don’t think Hart is quite the Angel that has been made out in this whole situation, and think he must take some burden of responsibility rather it all being “Pep forced him out” etc. Still, he’ll forever be a City hero
— Mike (@MikeC_Mcfc) 9 July 2018
— MCFC 1894 (@ManCityArmy1894) July 9, 2018
super Joey hart
— maxmcfc (@maxmcfc1894) 9 July 2018
I like Hart. I just wish he could stay
— George Pascal (@GeorgePascal11) July 9, 2018
hart continuing to punt the ball instead of passing out from the back
— Christian Corleone (@CeeJaeEm) 9 July 2018
Should just keep him and get rid of bravo much cheaper wage bill aswell
— liam (@LiamM9320) July 9, 2018