Joe Hart has been offered a Premier League lifeline
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic is looking to offload hapless goalkeeper Adrian – and wants England’s Joe Hart to take his place.
The Croatian boss is reportedly in the market for a new ‘keeper this month, after growing frustrated with the Spanish shot-stopper.
Both Adrian and understudy Darren Randolph have failed to impress this season, as the Hammers have plummeted down the Premier League table.
And it seems that the Three Lions goalie is their top transfer target this month.
A London Stadium source revealed: “Adrian can leave if the right offer comes in for him. A new top line keeper is very much on the agenda.
“His contract is due to expire in six months and we will not stand in his way if someone was to make a move.
“The clause is there in case any minds are changed on signing him up for another two years, but it looks like he will leave.
“There’s no question of standing in his way if the right offer comes along, we are looking at options to replace him.”
The 29-year-old has been plying his trade in Italy this season, after falling out of favour at City under new boss Pep Guardiola.
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The former Bayern Munich and Barcelona boss wanted a goalkeeper who was “good with his feet” and promptly offloaded the Etihad Stadium stalwart.
Hart opted for a new challenge in Italy, signing on a season-long loan with Serie A side Torino.
The Turin-based club – who are Juventus’ local rivals – have taken warmly to the Hart, who’s been an integral part to their decent run this season.
They currently sit eighth in Serie A after 19 matches, with Hart ever-present between the sticks since his arrival.
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