Testing times: Hart believes Kompany's body is feeling the strain of his playing style

By Alex Stevens

Tottenham have joined the race to sign Joe Hart from Manchester City, according to a report.

The Sun claim Hart will leave City next year after he completes a season-long loan with Italian club Torino.

It is said that Leicester have made discreet enquiries for the England international amid fears that current No1 Kasper Schmeichel could leave the champions.

The Sun report that Hart is admired by Tottenham and they could make a swoop if their is a “vacancy” at White Hart Lane, where Hugo Lloris is the established goalkeeper.

Hart, 29, left City after falling out of favour under Pep Guardiola, who signed Claudio Bravo from Barcelona soon after taking over in the summer.

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The England No1 has undoubted top level pedigree, winning 67 England caps as well as two Premier League titles with City.

Hart has made 15 appearances in all competitions for Torino this season, conceding 18 goals and keeping four clean sheets.

Football Insider verdict:

Hart’s next move is a crucial one in a career that has hit a major stumbling block in the shape of Pep Guardiola at City. As long as the Spaniard is in charge at Etihad Stadium, Hart has no chance of being in goal. He needs to find a new club next summer, and not a stop-gap situation as he has with Serie A club Torino this season. At 29 and supposedly entering his peak years, Hart needs to join an ambitious club who can fight for honours at the same time as making him their undisputed No1. He would not find that at either Spurs or Leicester, unless one of Schmeichel or Lloris were to quit. Hart needs to think very carefully before making his next move.

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