With Thibaut Courtois looking Madrid bound, new Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is reportedly looking at Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart to be his man between the sticks for the upcoming PL season.
Joe Hart’s career took a nosedive at the same time the fortunes of Manchester City took a huge leap forward. When Pep Guardiola arrived from Bayern Munich, one of the first things he sought to change was the Cityzen’s Number 1, Joe Hart, who had been deemed somewhat of a cult hero by the City faithful, after a plethora of admirable displays over the course of 6 years guarding the Etihad’s goalposts.
However, Hart, whose error-prone nature and the lack of comfort with the ball at his feet condemned him to a loan move to Italy side Torino, did himself little favours, actually finding a spot in the Serie A’s worst team of the season (16/17).
He then moved to West Ham United the following season, trying to prove that he still had all the skills required to cement a claim not only as a Premier League regular but also for the English national world cup side. Unfortunately for him, his performances further reduced his attractiveness for top side teams as well as for Gareth Southgate, as he made numerous errors, and was relegated to West Ham’s bench after a string of lacklustre outings
Perhaps Maurizio Sarri could find the best way to restore Hart back to the very top level, as he looks to prove himself in his first season in English football. This may be Hart’s last chance to prove that he still belongs at the very top level. But standing in the way of him getting that chance is the fact Manchester City may not be the keenest on selling an asset they know through and through to a direct Premier League rival.
Written by Ayush Verma