West Ham goalkeeper Joe Hart wants to quit the Premier League once he returns to Manchester City in the summer, according to a report.
The Sun claims that Hart, 30, wants to “try his luck abroad” once more when his loan deal at the London Stadium expires at the end of the season.
It is understood that Hart will enter the final year of his £120,000-a-week contract once this campaign concludes and is open to moving back to a European club to see out the final 12 months of his Etihad deal.
Hart spent the 2016/17 season on loan at Torino, but failed to prove to Pep Guardiola that he was good enough to warrant a place in his first-team plans at Premier League club Man City.
The England international was shipped out on loan to West Ham in the summer, but after failing to show improvement in his form, he was axed from the starting line-up by David Moyes.
Hart has made just 14 Premier League appearances for the Hammers, having not featured once in England’s top-flight since November when Moyes decided to promote Adrian to his number one choice between the sticks.
Football Insider verdict
Hart’s career seems to be sliding off a cliff. Ever since his disastrous performance for England at Euro 2016 he seems to be getting worse and worse. Maybe it is all about confidence and a move away from the English press will do him well to alleviate pressure and speculation. It does not appear that the West Ham loanee will be earning a spot at the World Cup this summer. There are a good number of English shot-stoppers playing well and playing consistently so Gareth Southgate would be making a huge mistake by calling him up. It’s not nice to see how the once-might goalkeeper has fallen, so hopefully he digs himself out of this rut soon enough.
In other West Ham news, the Hammers have placed this 25-year-old at the top of their shortlist.