Joe Hart Shock Candidate to Replace Spanish Legend Iker Casillas
According to reports in a national newspaper Clarets goalkeeper Joe Hart is in line to be a shock replacement for Iker Casillas at Porto. The former England International goalkeeper is seeking a move away from Burnley having fallen down the pecking order at Turf Moor behind Nick Pope and Tom Heaton.
A host of English clubs are said to be interested in the former Manchester City keeper including Sheffield United, Aston Villa, Bournemouth, Stoke City and Blackburn Rovers whilst French outfit Lille have also registered interest.
However, there have been a number of reports surfacing today the Porto are set to offer Joe Hart first team football to replace Spanish legend Iker Casillas who reported back for pre-season training at the start of July just two months after having a heart attack. The former Real Madrid skipper suffered “an acute myocardial infarction” during training in May and spent five days in hospital after having the heart attack before he was discharged.
Despite reports the 38-year-old had retired, Casillas is yet to formally make a decision despite being handed a coaching role at Porto. The veteran Spaniard won the league in Portugal in 2018, three years after leaving Real Madrid ending his iconic 15 years in Madrid as a youth and professional player.