Joe Hart could be on the market after Pep Guardiola opted to use Willy Caballero instead in Manchester City’s opening game of the season, amid reports they have also agreed a deal with Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.
According to a report on the Daily Mail, City will now listen to offers for the England goalkeeper as Guardiola looks to shape his squad for his first season in English football.
While City are not expected to directly put him up for sale, but are believed to be willing to listen to offers in the region of £20m for the 29-year-old England goalkeeper.
Guardiola was thought to have preferred Caballero to Hart in his first Premier League because he has ‘better feet’ than the England man, as the former Barcelona manager looks to have a ‘ball playing’ goalkeeper like he had with Manuel Nueur at Bayern Munich.
Hart still has a contract with City for the next three years, and the club’s management is believed to be keen for him to stay, but he would however not be guaranteed the number one role.
When asked about Hart’s reaction to being dropped, Guardiola said: “I’m pretty sure he’s not happy.”