After ten years at the club, it finally looks like Joe Hart’s time at Manchester City is coming to an end.
Hart, now 29, joined the club from Shrewsbury at the age of 19, and rumours of an exit have disappointed many City fans.
But it now appears that the rumours are becoming a reality, with Serie A side Torino set to take Hart on loan for a year.
SportItalia journalist Alfredo Pedulla reports that City have given ‘the green light’ for the move in the past few minutes, while Jamie Jackson and Paul Hirst, of The Guardian and The Times respectively, have confirmed Joe’s desire to move to Turin.
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— Alfredo Pedullà (@AlfredoPedulla) August 29, 2016
John Percy (The Telegraph) has claimed that Hart will complete the switch within the next 24 hours, and will fly to Italy tomorrow in order to complete a medical examination.
Percy also claims that City were so desperate to find a suitable buyer for Hart, that they did not demand a loan fee and will continue to pay £90,000 of his £140,000 weekly wages.
After a summer full of speculation, tomorrow could finally be the day where we are given definitive answers on Hart’s future.