Joe Hart is set to start for Manchester City against Steaua Bucharest tomorrow night in what could be an emotional farewell match at the Etihad – or will it?
According to the reliable David Orstein of the BBC, Hart has been informed that he will be in tomorrow’s starting eleven, but both he and City still expect a loan move to take place before the transfer window closes.
Joe Hart has been told he starts for Man City v Steaua Bucharest tomorrow but he & #MCFC still expect loan move before transfer window shuts
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) August 23, 2016
This comes after various reports that Hart could stay after all. Last night, the Daily Mail revealed that Everton have cooled their interest in England’s number one because of his £135,000-per-week wages. Today, similar information has emerged via The Guardian, while the BBC claims he has no interest in moving abroad, limiting his options.
The question now is can Hart find a club or could he somehow find himself in the Richard Wright role as City’s number three goalkeeper behind Claudio Bravo and Willy Caballero? It’s possible that Everton could yet reach a compromise with City, or that a new suitor may appear, but Joe Hart’s future is still up in the air with the clock ticking.