By Alex Taylor
Neil Warnock has urged Everton to make a bid for Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart this summer.
The former QPR and Crystal Palace manager told talkSPORT on Wednesday morning that the Toffees should try and sign the England international before the start of the 2016-17 Premier League season.
Hart has been roundly criticised after two dreadful errors cost England goals at Euro 2016, against Wales and then in Monday’s humiliating 2-1 defeat to Iceland.
Football Insider reported earlier this month that Everton were interested in the goalkeeping ace and that new owner Farhad Moshiri would be willing to sanction a whopping deal worth £92million in transfer fee and wages to secure the 26-year-old’s services for five years.
Everton are in the market for a new goalkeeper following Tim Howard’s exit and Warnock has backed the Merseysiders to pay £40million to land the City ace as well as offer him a five-year contract worth £200,000-a-week.
“I think his confidence is shot,” Warnock told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show. “I think it’ll be the best investment Everton could make and I think it’s the right time, because Pep Guardiola will let him go.”
The move would smash the Merseysiders’ current transfer record and make Hart the best paid player in the clubs history.
Hart still has three years remaining on his current deal with Manchester City but could look for a fresh start in the Premier League after his poor performances at the summers European Championships.