Euro giants to rival West Ham move for Joe Hart, Black Eagles enter talks with Man City keeper

Euro giants to rival West Ham move for Man City keeper after entering talks with Joe Hart

Besiktas have become the latest club to join the race for Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart according to reports in Turkey.

Turkish television channel A Spor ran a report on their Monday evening show claiming that the Black Eagles had entered talks with City over the experienced keeper.

The reigning Turkish champions are keen on a loan move as they would be unable to match the Citizens asking price.

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The England international has also been closely linked with a move to West Ham who are coincidently managed by ex Besiktas manager Slaven Bilic.

The Mirror report that the Hammers also want Hart on a temporary move.

Per the source, Hart would have to accept a £75,000 wage cut to his £175,000 a-week earnings if he were to join the East London based outfit.

Besiktas would however, be able to offer Hart guaranteed Champions League football and the likelihood of a title challenge.

The Istanbul giants have won the league title for the last two seasons.

Hart, 30, spent last season on loan at Torino after being told by manager Pep Guardiola he was free to leave the Manchester based side.

Claudio Bravo arrived as a replacement last August, and last week the Citizens signed Ederson Moraes for £35m from Portuguese giants Benfica.

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  1. Imho Turkish football is poor fare and simply not as good as its Spanish, German and Italian counterparts.

    So I would believe that any move to the Turkish champions would be a serious step(s) down in quality.

    And I just don’t buy the so called “lure” of champions league football either.
    As Celtic could do the same but would you want to be playing at Ross county on a wet/freezing February night?

    Hardly the EPL!!!

    So this is why a loan move (with a clause to buy at the end of the season) to West Ham would make more sense to me

    • It all depends on the club and the players personality. A star player at a top club in Turkey has the social status of royalty. Add to that high wages, a developing league and regular European competition football and it is not difficult to see why joining a top Turkish club can be more attractive than a mid-table German/Italian side.
      Torino gets Hart no exposure, Besiktas would put him back on the map.

      • Hi mate,
        I hear what you are saying but for me it doesn’t make up for the poor standard of football.

        After all playing football in the states has just about everything going for it but the poor standard of football would almost certainly mean that a player of harts quality will never represent his country again.

        But as you have said it is up to the individual player as to where he thinks his future lies.

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