It appeared Joe Hart‘s Manchester City career was over when manager Pep Guardiola brought in Barcelona shot-stopper Claudio Bravo last summer. Bravo was poor this past Premier League season, and with Hart impressing at times on loan with Torino, it seemed he could potentially find his way back.
Then, Guardiola put a stop to those thoughts by purchasing Benfica goalkeeper Ederson for a very high transfer fee.
Hart sees the writing on the wall. The 30-year-old could stay and fight for his place, but that would put his status as the England #1 in serious jeopardy.
“Not every manager is going to love me,” Hart said ahead of England’s match against Scotland on Saturday. “If you ask a lot of managers around the world there are going to positive things and people saying ‘not for me’. One of those managers took over Manchester City and said ‘not for me’.”
But Hart has anxiety that he won’t find a new home. “I can take that and life goes on. It isn’t all about me. It seems my time up there is over and I need to find somewhere new, which I did last season. I can’t say it hasn’t been on my mind, there is a possibility no one will want me.”
In the end, it seems Hart is experiencing a feeling of powerlessness. “I know I will do everything I can to be in a situation where someone wants me to play for them. I can’t make that happen but I will try my best.”