Where next for Joe Hart? 5 destinations examined

That escalated quickly. When new Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola dared to drop England No.1™ Joe Hart to the bench in his first Premier League match in charge, it took barely two days for rumours of Hart’s apparently impending exit to form, grow and swirl around Eastlands. And when Willy Caballero, who turns 35 next month, was also picked to start City’s Champions League play-off against Steaua Bucharest, even more tongues started wagging.

Reports of a doomed relationship between manager and goalkeeper are premature, despite the credible suggestion that Guardiola distrusts Hart's distribution, but it seems suddenly plausible that Manchester City may lose their hitherto first-choice keeper. It’s fair to say 2016 hasn’t really been Hart’s year.

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Huw was on the FourFourTwo staff from 2009 to 2015, ultimately as the magazine's Managing Editor, before becoming a freelancer and moving to Wales. As a writer, editor and tragic statto, he still contributes regularly to FFT in print and online, though as a match-going #WalesAway fan, he left a small chunk of his brain on one of many bus journeys across France in 2016.