According to The Sun, Manchester United could agree a shock deal with Manchester City for out-of-favour goalkeeper Joe Hart. The 31-year-old looks on his way out of the Etihad Stadium this summer and could make the surprise switch to Old Trafford, as the Red Devils could lose second-choice stopper Sergio Romero.
Hart spent last season loan at West Ham United, making 19 Premier League appearances before losing his place between the sticks to Adrian. The English international made only four clean sheets in the league, shipping 39 goals, and doesn’t appear to have a future with his parent club either.
West Ham weren’t interested in making the loan deal permanent, City aren’t interested in retaining Hart for the first-team, and England manager Gareth Southgate recently snubbed the 31-year-old from their World Cup squad. Despite this, The Sun say United could offer Hart a lifeline.
Romero is reportedly ‘poised to leave’ the club this summer and manager Jose Mourinho wants a player equally experienced provide backup for De Gea. Hart may have struggled during loan spells at Torino and West Ham in the last two seasons, but he has made 348 appearances in all competitions for City, winning two league titles, two League Cups and one FA Cup. United could do worse.