Joe Hart has written off any chance of returning to Manchester City following his loan spell at Torino, and will leave the club permanently in 2017, according to an exclusive report in the Sunday Express.
Hart is winning plaudits in Italy for his positive influence and performances playing for the Turin side, and has quickly become a fan favourite at the 10th placed side.
The Express reports that England’s number one felt that he was forced out of City against his own will be Guardiola, who never gave him a chance to prove himself after taking over from Manuel Pellegrini. Instead, Pep wanted a proven ball-playing goalkeeper and signed Chile’s Claudio Bravo from Barcelona.
Torino want to sign Hart on a permanent deal, and while he is open to a permanent switch abroad, it is reported that his first choice would be to return to the Premier League, feeling he has unfinished business in his homeland.
Chelsea were recently linked with a move for the 29-year-old, while Everton and Sunderland were both said to be interested before his deadline day move to Torino.