English Premiership

Hart foresees Man City departure in 2017

2016-12-01 21:36
Joe Hart (Getty Images)

London - England goalkeeper Joe Hart has admitted he expects to be made available for transfer by Manchester City when his loan spell at Torino expires at the end of the season.

Hart joined Italian club Torino on loan in August after being frozen out by City's incoming manager Pep Guardiola, who expressed reservations about the 29-year-old's passing ability.

Hart first arrived at City in 2006, but with Claudio Bravo now the number one at the Etihad Stadium, he is becoming resigned to the fact his club future is likely to lie elsewhere.

"I don't think City are going to be standing in the way. If somebody really wants me, then I'm probably going to be made available," Hart says in a Sky Sports interview to be broadcast on Saturday.

"So it will be about talking and working out what is next and what the best move is for whichever club that might be and for myself.

"I've not been sent here (Torino) to see how I do or see if I improve. I've been sent out because I wasn't wanted.

"I'm not here to prove what I can do. I'm here because I need to look elsewhere and I didn't have a chance to sort anything permanently."

On his dealings with Guardiola, he said: "I came in after the other players because of the Euros and when we first had a conversation, he said he had his reservations about me.

"I shook his hand, I said it was professionally honest, but not what I wanted to hear.

"I said I wanted to work for him and see what happens, but I got the impression that it wasn't really going anywhere. I got the feeling I wasn't going to play.

"I spoke to the chief executive (Ferran Soriano) and said: 'You want me to go, don't you?' He didn't stop me with what I was saying.

"I'm up for a fight, but you've got to be clever and pick your battle. It was the opinion of a guy who has got a lot of power at the club and I wasn't on the right side of it."

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 20 January 2018
Brighton & Hove Albion v Chelsea, The American Express Community Stadium 14:30
Stoke City v Huddersfield Town, Bet365 Stadium 17:00
Arsenal v Crystal Palace, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Everton v West Bromwich Albion, Goodison Park 17:00
Leicester City v Watford, King Power Stadium 17:00
West Ham United v AFC Bournemouth, London Stadium 17:00
Burnley v Manchester United, Turf Moor 17:00
Manchester City v Newcastle United, Etihad Stadium 19:30
Sunday, 21 January 2018
Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur, St. Mary's Stadium 18:00
Monday, 22 January 2018
Swansea City v Liverpool, Liberty Stadium 22:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2017/18 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.