Manchester City have received an approach from Newcastle United for Joe Hart, according to reports on Saturday afternoon.

The 30 year old England goalkeeper spent last season on loan with Torino, helping them to finish ninth.

Pep Guardiola made clear last summer that he doesn’t see Joe Hart as his number one and the keeper looks sure to be playing elsewhere this coming season, almost certainly with a permanent move away from the Etihad.

Rafa Benitez has been desperately searching for an experienced keeper to be his number one next season and it looks increasingly likely that Pepe Reina will stay at Napoli, whilst Willy Caballero has signed for Chelsea today.

The Mail say that Newcastle have made their approach after losing out on those two, though whether they are offering a loan or permanent bid is unknown.

Manchester City are having a massive clearout this summer to free up spaces and wages for Guardiola’s own players to come in, so a sale rather than loan will be Man City’s preference.

Newcastle United have made an enquiry for Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart.

West Ham are also credited with interest, whilst Manchester United and Chelsea are allegedly monitoring the situation in the event that either David de Gea or Thibaut Courtois departs.

Joe Hart may have helped Torino finish a decent ninth but the goals conceded was a bit painful.

Hart played 36 of the Serie A club’s 38 league games and conceded 66 goals, only three other clubs leaked more goals than Torino.

  • Burt Humperdink

    If true feels like it is in aid of making us look like players. Never really rated Hart over many keepers to be honest and would prefer the money spent on positions that really need it i.e. Striker, Creative midfielder, full back.

  • Paul Busby

    why?! Joe hart has been a disappointment for ages

  • Paul Patterson

    Right, if anyone complains that we are looking at (if true) a Premier League title winning goalkeeper and England goalkeeper, despite his recent dip in form, then you need your heads looking at.
    If we can get Joe Hart between the sticks next season, then make it happen . .

    • Damon Horner

      People will inevitably complain!

      Considering his added leadership qualities inside the box and in the dressing room I’d as well as his experience as you say he looks to be a good signing in prospect.

    • Down Under Mag

      You will never please all of the people all the the time.

      • Phil K

        And Hart would quickly show those who WANT him how dismal he is (as he did in Italy) aded to which his bloated wage packet of it’s reckoned at 120,000. Take two zeros off that and it STILL would be overpaid.
        MUCH prefer Elliot. A better keeper and certainly more reliable

    • MadMag83

      So by that logic Luke Chadwick was better than Steven Gerrard? Danny Simpson won it with Leicester buy I don’t recall anybody rating him too highly when he was a Newcastle player. I’d rather England went with Frazer Forster as No.1.

  • Steve Smith

    He’s not exactly head and shoulders over what we’ve got already…

  • Jezza

    It’s getting ridiculous now.

    • Phil K

      For once i agree.
      If he could get – some – form back, but he’s been poor for 2 seasons now. Is he any better than Elliot, who HAS won the fans over ?

  • Alreet

    Please get some midfielders. Weve got none left.

  • Jimblag23

    He’s really not very good.

  • Mal

    Fake news?

  • MadMag83

    Don’t think he’s any better than what we have already.

  • lukegte

    Joe Hart has been England number one for so long solely because he plays at one of the elite clubs. This is the same reason there is media support for him. Forster, Heaton and Butland are all better ‘keepers. He won the league as one of the only homegrown players in a team of superstars. They could have won it with me in goal ffs. Hart is an average keeper, prone to mistakes, and this “dip in form” has lasted for years. He’s no better than what Newcastle have and frankly other positions should be prioritised.

  • William Venus

    If this is true and we are in contact with Man City, whether we get Hart or not, don’t leave without signing Inheacho. He ticks all the boxes and would get a bucket load of goals for us

  • William Venus

    If we are in contact with Manchester City, regardless of Hart, don’t leave without signing Iheanacho. He would get stacks of goals for us and ticks all our transfer policy boxes

  • Mike

    more news crp…i hope