REPORTS: Pep Guardiola contemplating a very impressive replacement for Joe Hart 3 years ago

REPORTS: Pep Guardiola contemplating a very impressive replacement for Joe Hart

Poor old Joe Hart.

As if trying to keep his scalp dandruff free wasn't stressful enough, the Manchester City stopper has endured a bit of a rough week.

Although his team bagged the League Cup on Sunday, he had to watch understudy Willy Caballero become the hero with a string of shoot-out saves.

Returning to action at Anfield on Wednesday, Hart was bamboozled by Roberto Firmino's magic trick as he conceded three Liverpool goals - including a bobbling bouncer from Adam Lallana.

And to cap it all off, Hart's long term future at City appears far from certain.

According to The Mirror, soon-to-be City boss Pep Guardiola has set his sights on bringing Manuel Neuer with him from Bayern Munich as part of a 'major squad overhaul'.

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The Spaniard is said to want a goalkeeper that is good with his feet, and apparently this 'could spell bad news for Hart'.

With Neuer said to be after a £300,000-a-week new deal at Bayern (close to double the wages of the club's current top earners), City may be a potential destination.

Given that Hart has been one of City's most consistent performers in recent seasons, a move for the German number one seems a bit far-fetched to us. But who knows? Maybe Hart's time between the sticks at the Etihad is coming to a sooner-than-expected end.