Report: West Ham ace will try to force exit through before Janaury window shuts
West Ham United keeper Joe Hart wants to end his loan spell with the east London club after failing to hold down a regular first team place, according to a report.
The Times online publication details that the stopper, who is on loan from Manchester City, wants to cut short his stay at the London Stadium as he bids to stake a claim for the England number one jersey.
Hart only arrived at the Hammers at the start of this season following a spell with Torino in Serie A and was told by the then manager Slaven Bilic that he would be the club’s first choice keeper.
But with David Moyes taking over, the 30-year-old has dropped down in the pecking order and now finds himself behind Adrian in net.
The Manchester City player currently earns a reported £175,000-per-week with the Irons but the Citizens pay £55,000-a-week towards that.
Football Insider verdict:
Hart has always been keen to get game time, which was one of the main reasons he left the Premier League in the first place to join Torino so this rumour definitely has some credence to it. The England international has been at fault for a number of goals conceded at the back which is why Adrian has become Moyes’ preferred option, but should he stay with the Irons he would be a fantastic backup for the Spaniard. However, with the World Cup looming and the stopper keen on representing the national side, Hart knows he needs minutes and sitting on the bench at the London Stadium is not going to give him that. The 30-year-old was linked with a move to Newcastle United in the summer which never materialised but as the Magpies are in the hunt for a keeper they could make a last-ditch attempt to secure the services of the Manchester City man.
In other West Ham transfer news, Hammers in last-ditch attempt to secure striker signing.