Joe Hart admits he must leave Man City 'permanently'

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Joe Hart has acknowledged he may need to leave Manchester City permanently to resurrect his career.

Hart, who was left out of England's World Cup squad that travelled to Russian Federation, returned to the Etihad after two disappointing loan spells, at Torino and West Ham.

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart says his next move needs to be permanent after two loan spells away from the Premier League club, with the England worldwide saying "there's no league I'd say no to".

"I need to go somewhere permanent, I think that's obvious", he said. I've got other people trying to sort things out for me. I need to be an important player at a club and I think that can only happen with a permanent move. I'm blessed that I'm in a job I love. "I'm glad he has faith in me", he said.

"I had a point to prove", said Sancho.

West Ham returned Hart to Manchester City at the end of the season, and here he sits in limbo again.

Hart has 75 England caps and was first-choice goalkeeper at the 2012 and 2016 European Championships, and 2014 World Cup. I just want to have a great season. "I've got a lot of good relationships with the boys in the team and it was nice to see them to do well". It's an experience. I'm always going to be a fighter.

"It's hard when you're on loan, especially when you're not a young player who people may have sympathy for". It's not easy watching them and not being able to affect them. The 27-year-old was a constant threat when isolated against defenders during Leicester City's unforgettable 2015-16 title season when he won the PFA Player of the Season.

Hart praised the performances of Everton's Jordan Pickford, who excelled at the tournament, but has not given up hope of forcing his way back into the squad. They were so close to doing something really special.

Despite scoring a record 100 points in the domestic campaign, City's squad fell short in the Champions League, which is why they have added yet more attacking threat to a side that scored 143 goals in all competitions last season. "Obviously, a lot of small details have to be improved, but I'm focused on the positives for tonight".

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