Man City outcast Hart wants future sorted as he expresses England fear

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Having reached the end of a loan spell in Serie A with Torino, the experienced goalkeeper knows he needs games in order to keep his international spot

Joe Hart wants to sort his “immediate future” as soon as possible, with there seemingly no way back for him at Manchester City.

Having been deemed surplus to requirements by Pep Guardiola at the start of the 2016-17 campaign, the England international was allowed to spend the season in Serie A with Torino.

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Hart’s performances were inconsistent at times in Italy, but he remains an experienced performer with plenty of admirers.

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A permanent move is expected to be made when the transfer window re-opens, with the 30-year-old aware that he needs regular game time in order to retain the England number one jersey.

Hart told FIFA’s official website ahead of a 2018 World Cup qualifier against Scotland on Saturday: “I think it’s obvious that I’ve got no chance of playing for England, if I’m not playing for a club team.

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“Gareth [Southgate] doesn’t need to say that. I’ll obviously have to sort my immediate future out.

“But I have the luxury at the moment of being part of the national team and I can only do my best on the field and let everything else take care of itself.”

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Hart joined City from Shrewsbury in 2006 and, having spent time out on loan, became their first-choice keeper from the 2007-08 campaign.

He has tasted two Premier League title successes, along with two League Cup wins and an FA Cup triumph, during his time at the Etihad Stadium, but he made just one appearance for Guardiola before being moved on.

City brought in Claudio Bravo from Barcelona as his replacement and have further bolstered their keeping ranks this summer with the record-breaking purchase of Ederson from Benfica.