• Joe Hart is reportedly on his way to West Ham (Getty Images)
Joe Hart is on the way to his next club, with the England goalkeeper widely reported to be on the verge of a loan switch to West Ham United from Manchester City.
17 Jul 2017 - 6:20 AM  UPDATED 17 Jul 2017 - 6:20 AM

Hart, who is contracted to City until 2019, spent last season at Torino after it became clear he did not feature in Pep Guardiola's plans.

A haphazard debut campaign in the Premier League from Claudio Bravo did not signal a way back for the fans' favourite at the Etihad Stadium, with Guardiola bringing in Ederson for £35 million ($58.56 million) from Benfica in June.

It left the 30-year-old looking for another escape route and he suggested a move was close by posting a picture of himself on a Virgin Train – the service operator between Manchester and London – to Instagram on Sunday.

Hart proved popular with the Torino fanbase last season, but endured mixed form in Italy's top flight, making five mistakes that led directly to opposition goals.

He will join long-time City colleague Pablo Zabaleta at London Stadium after the Argentina right-back joined Slaven Bilic's men on a free transfer.

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