Joe Hart is no closer to knowing where he’ll be playing his football next season after his loan spell with Torino ended.
Manchester City’s signing of Ederson has confirmed what the England stopper must have already known. There has never been any place for him at the Etihad since the arrival of Pep Guardiola, despite a nightmare debut season for Claudio Bravo.
Hart won’t have helped his case with another sketchy performance for the national side in the 2-2 draw with Scotland. The 30-year-old probably could have done better for both of Leigh Griffith’s free kicks, though the Celtic attacker should be praised for two superb hits.
Speaking after the game, Hart admitted he still hasn’t had any serious offers for next term.
“I would love to give you a poker-straight answer, but I’ve got nothing at the moment,” he said, quoted by the Independent.
While he has left his representatives to deal with City officials, he has urged the club not to price him out of a move.
“I certainly don’t think they are going to try and price me out of a move,” he added.
“I think there’s enough respect between the player and club to work together. There’s no point in working against. There is no animosity between the two. They are going in their direction and I need to go in mine.”
Gareth Southgate is likely to experiment with one of the other goalkeepers in the England squad for Tuesday’s friendly against France, but that was expected regardless of his usual number one’s form.