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Guardiola Tells Joe Hart He Can Leave

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Pep Guardiola has told Joe Hart he can leave the club

Manchester, United Kingdom – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said goalkeeper Joe Hart can leave the Premier League club if he asks to.

England international Hart, 29, is considering a move after being dropped, with Everton and Sevilla interested.

Hart favors a loan move with less than two weeks of the transfer window left so he can assess his options.

On top of this, City is shopping around for Barcelona’s Claudio Bravo and Marc-Andre ter Stegen, and reports indicate it will be Bravo the one coming over to Etihad Stadium.

“I spoke with Joe the first moment we met in China, I have a lot of respect for him as a person and as a keeper… He’s valuable.”

“Until 31st, everything is open… If Joe is still here, he will fight for his place.”

Hart has made nearly 350 appearances for City in all competitions since joining them from Shrewsbury in 2006.

He was England’s most senior player at Euro 2016 behind captain Wayne Rooney with 63 caps, but he had a disappointing campaign with mistakes against Wales and Iceland as Roy Hodgson’s side suffered a shock last-16 defeat by minnows Iceland.