In Focus: Joe Hart not perfect, but an ideal De Gea replacement

Manchester United would be free to sign Joe Hart from rivals Manchester City this summer should they meet a £30m valuation, according to the Sun.

What’s the word?

Well, Hart clearly has very little future under Pep Guardiola at the Etihad. Despite the poor form Claudio Bravo has shown between the sticks since his arrival as Hart’s replacement, the England international doesn’t appear to figure in Pep’s plans.

Indeed, the Sun’s report suggests nobody at City would stand in the 30-year-old’s way should United, or any other rival, meet a reported £30m valuation.

He’s believed to be keen on returning to Manchester after his loan spell with Torino, despite the fact both Liverpool and Everton are also said to be interested.

A good deal for United?

Kind of. The deal would surely be dependent on David De Gea joining Real Madrid or not.

The Spaniard is once again being touted as the next big target for Real Madrid this summer and, while Hart is a proven Premier League ‘keeper, there’s little doubt his stock has dropped of late.

Clearly, De Gea is one of the greatest ‘keepers in the world, though stoppers of his standard certainly come at a premium.

With that in mind, signing Hart could be the best move they could make should they lose the Spaniard.