Joe Hart Linked With Summer Move to Lille
Joe Hart looks set to be available for transfer once again this summer, having lost his place in the Burnley starting 11. The former England number one is now behind Tom Heaton in the pecking order at Turf Moor and with Nick Pope also at the club, it is thought that one of the trio will be moved on this summer and with Hart being the highest earner at the club, it is believed that he is the one they are most likely to be offload.
He only signed for Burnley last summer, arriving for £3.5 million from Manchester City where he had been on the books for 12 years. Having had a successful tenure between the sticks at the Etihad and helping City to two Premier League titles, he was dropped when Pep Guardiola took over in 2016.
Loan moves to Torino in Serie A and West Ham United followed before he ultimately left permanently to join the Clarets. He began the season in Sean Dyche’s starting line-up whilst both Heaton and Pope struggled with injuries, but Burnley struggled for results in that time. Tom Heaton replaced Joe Hart upon his return to fitness and they started to pick up better results, going eight matches unbeaten in the Premier League.
It leaves Hart probably looking for his next career move in the summer, the favourites to sign Joe Hart are French Ligue 1 outfit Lille. Les Dogues are having an excellent season in the French top flight, sitting in second place behind runaway leaders PSG, but ahead of the likes of Marseille and Lyon. With five points currently separating themselves and Lyon in third, they are in pole position to qualify automatically for next seasons Champions League group stage.
Hart could be that man having played in Europe for several years whilst at Manchester City and Burnley last season in the Europa League and he could well join Lille in the next transfer window.