The way things are looking, Joe Hart will not be short of options this summer when he leaves Manchester City on a permanent deal.
If Hart does opt to return home to England, a host of clubs could line up to sign him. Those who are said to be keen include West Ham, Liverpool and even Chelsea (in the event Thibaut Courtois leaves), but a new suitor is said to have now emerged.
According to Alan Nixon of The Sun, Southampton are concerned that Fraser Forster will quit the club at the end of the season, and are quietly working on a move for England’s number one, Hart, in the event that happens.
Southampton have become nervous about interest in Forster from the likes of Everton and Hart would be an excellent replacement – many would say an upgrade – if Forster does decide to move on. City have a known interest in Saints defender, Virgil van Dijk, and should Southampton follow up on their interest, perhaps City could look to get the Dutchman in return.
The only thing certain about Joe Hart’s future as of now is that Pep Guardiola doesn’t want him and his association with the club will come to an end this summer. But the big question remains, where will he end up at?