With the arrival of Ederson Moraes at Manchester City it is clear to see that Joe Hart‘s days at the club are numbered the question now though is where exactly will the England international ply his trade next as the options on the table have been few and far between.
The likelihood of Hart being kept on by Serie A side Torino was always going to be slim because of two factors, quite simply the Turin outfit could not afford the money required to land the 30 year old on a permanent basis and more importantly he failed to impress in Italy on a number of occasions.
This has now presented the player with the scenario that he is a de facto third choice goalkeeper at The Etihad even if he is considered by Pep Guardiola at all and with a World Cup season on the horizon it is obviously apparent that Hart will need to move on this summer to keep himself in the England frame.
At one time it was reported that it could be as simple as a cross town move to Manchester United with the club linked with his signature and although these two rivals do not like to do business with each other it was a move that Pep Guardiola was ready to sanction as a thanks to Hart’s service to the club over the years.
But this was only being considered as an option should David De Gea move to the defending Champions League winners Real Madrid, a move that thankfully for everyone connected to the red half of Manchester is an interest that seems to have cooled as of late.
So that leaves Hart with even fewer options in regards to finding a new home but at the end of the day he only needs one and that could be one in the East End of London as West Ham are reportedly interested in acquiring the services of the player who has 71 full England caps to his name.
There is nothing in the way of a concrete offer from The Hammers as of yet but this will certainly be music to the ears of the man who started his career at Shrewsbury Town back in 2003 and it is believed that this is a move that the man in question would highly consider.
For West Ham it would be a key addition to their ranks as there have been question marks over the performances of both Adrian and Darren Randolph in the season just gone and should this signing come to fruition then one of these two players would likely be looking for a new club themselves as manager Slaven Bilic will not require three senior goalkeepers just as Manchester City do not either.
This could very well be a marriage of convenience for the two as Hart needs a club that will give him guaranteed first team football and West Ham can certainly improve in their goalkeeping ranks and with Pep Guardiola willing to get this unwanted baggage off the books quickly it could be a very favourable deal for Mr David Gold and Mr David Sullivan.