Joe Hart set for shock switch to the Irons

As reported in an exclusive by The Sun, West Ham are eyeing a shock move for England international goalkeeper Joe Hart this summer.

What’s the word?

West Ham’s first choice goalkeeper Adrian’s contract expires at the end of the season, with the Hammers holding an option to extend for a further two years.

However, The Sun report that Bilic is willing to listen to reasonable offers for the Spanish goalkeeper in the summer.

The paper reckons that West Ham are seeking an elite goalkeeper to join their ranks and have put Manchester City’s Joe Hart, currently on loan at Torino is Serie A, at the top of their wishlist.

The Sun says that West Ham are willing to meet City’s £15m valuation of the shot stopper.

Still good enough for the Premier League?

A lot has been said about Joe Hart over the last 18 months. A few high profile errors have coloured people’s opinion of him and there are some who reckon he might not have what it takes to either play for England or for an ambitious Premier League clubs.

Hart has been in excellent form for Torino this season. He’s helped the Italian club to 5 clean sheets this season with two of those coming in the last two fixtures.

A return home would bring a lot of media attention and speculation but if he can get back to making excellent saves again, that would soon die down.

With the future of Adrian now reported to be uncertain and Darren Randolph not an ideal long-term solution to the position, perhaps a move to West Ham would be beneficial to all parties. Joe Hart can prove he still has what it takes and West Ham get a fine international goalkeeper on their hands that is an improvement on what they have.