We’ve slashed the odds for Joe Hart to make a sensational switch to Everton in what would be one of the biggest transfer stories witnessed this summer.
City manager Pep Guardiola opted to play Willy Caballero in Saturday’s win at home to Sunderland, while Hart had to watch on from the bench, and this has only added fuel to a fire which has already been burning for a few weeks in Manchester.
And while Guardiola’s decision to leave Hart out of the starting line-up may have been a surprise to many City fans, new Everton boss Ronald Koeman looks likely to be the first man to make an offer for England’s number one.
And even if speculation of a move to Goodison Park fails to result a formal bid being made, the 29-year-old shot-stopper is just 6/4 to leave the Etihad for any other club this summer.
Everton have already done business with City once this season, as the John Stones saga finally came to a conclusion last week in a deal worth £47m. But will Man City see a quick return on that huge sum?
The shot-stopper certainly won’t come cheap, and it’s 16/1 that he breaks the world record transfer fee for a goalkeeper, which currently stands at £33m, spent by Juventus for Gianluigi Buffon back in 2001.
Hart has won two Premier League trophies, two League Cups and an FA Cup since arriving at Manchester City in 2006, and currently sits in 11th place in the all-time Premier League clean sheets table with 119 from 301 top-flight games – just 13 behind former Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard.
Ladbrokes News’ Alex Apati said: “The sudden drop from 16/1 to 2/1 will have Everton fans drooling at the thought of England’s number one standing in-between the sticks at Goodison Park.”
Ladbrokes Latest Betting:
Joe Hart Specials:
Joe Hart to leave Manchester City this summer 6/4
Joe Hart to break the world record transfer fee for a goalkeeper this summer 16/1
Joe Hart to move abroad this summer 7/2
Joe Hart – Club after Summer Transfer Window:
Real Madrid 25/1
West Ham 40/1
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.