Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hart Makes Impression on Pep as He Joins City's Pre-Season

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hart Makes Impression on Pep as He Joins City's Pre-Season

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PEP Guardiola has praised Joe Hart's professionalism during pre-season training.

And the City manager has made it plain that if the club cannot find a deal for the keeper - permanent or loan - he will be happy to keep him in his squad.

Guardiola axed Hart two years ago in a controversial move when he first joined the club, replacing him with Claudio Bravo - and upsetting many City fans who regarded Hart as a hero.

City took the surprise decision to take Hart with them to Chicago, as they prepare for their tour opener against Borussia Dortmund at Soldier Field.

Last summer he was left at home to sort out his future - and fixed up a season-long loan deal to West Ham, to follow on from the season he spent at Torino.

The Hammers stay went badly for Hart as high-profile mistakes saw him dropped in favour of Adrian - and he ultimately lost his place in the England squad for the World Cup finals. …

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