Reports that the Joe Hart deal had completed yesterday are slightly premature but it is hoped the deal can get over the line this weekend insiders say.
Well placed Manchester Evening News has also revealed that West Ham’s option to buy has reduced to £10m after City originally valued their keeper at £25m this summer.
Man City are thought to be subsiding 50% of Hart’s wages for the proposed season long deal.
Hart was sent on loan to Torino last season in a similar deal after Guardiola signed Claudio Bravo as his new No.1 last season. Guardiola has now made Ederson Moraes the most expensive goalkeeper in British football, signing the Brazilian in a £35m deal.
Former Hammer David James told Talksport yesterday “Anyone who would sign Joe in the Premier League would benefit from him. I still think he’s England’s best goalkeeper – of course, the competition is good it has to be said. More importantly, the fact he’s had a season away from England and away in a top league in Italy leaning more about the world of football for one, and arguably the world of goalkeeping for two, because he is playing a different style.
“For him there’ll be a better appreciation of foreign players, once you’ve actually spent time abroad, and West Ham will undoubtedly have a lot of foreign players next season, and if he joins that side with them I think there’s a massive enhancement for West Ham.”
Silly me , thought Adrian was just a bit Spanish and a bit foreign and had played against foreigners . But hey , that’s me . A couple of dodgy games and a few mistakes will get everyone talking soon enough . It’s a tough position to play , maybe the toughest , so for our sake I wish him every success . A lot depends now on Adrian’s attitude .
If it is true that we are splitting his wages with Citeh £50k/£50k and that the option to buy will only be £10m at the end of the season when he’s only 31 – this is a good deal.
I wonder what the loan fee will be?
The Scotland game was an aberration, he is still an upgrade on what we’ve got.
The loan fee is believed to be the 50% wages so around £2.5m. Man City will pay him but we will pay £2.5m fee to pay for the equivalent of half of them
So are u saying we basically are paying £100k wages for him? If so, striker is still priority we should be able to so same with Chicharito
He is an excellent keeper and those who say he is not an upgrade on what we have are deluded. I think he has suffered some confidence loss following how he was so quickly and ruthlessly frozen out by Guardiola and if he can regain that under us then we have one of the best keepers around and at £10 million first option to buy would be a great bit of business. I will welcome him with open arms.
He def needs his confidence back and if he worked on positioning he will do well. But Adrian is ready to go and need to keep A backup.and if is at only £50k not bad but need a striker still.
But also not done yet if someone comes in and offers £10m for perm deal City and Hart prefer a permanent move. I don’t want both Adrian and Randy ready to go if something happens. Bc until he puts on out kit anything can happen
A bit of a pointless signing imo . Just a name to attract more media and tee shirts .
Adrian is every bit as good and would be in the England squad if he was English .
Hope this is wrong says will we pay 90% of £130k wages. I’ve seen he is on £100k and £120k thought £120k was correct.
But City want a £5m fee to Loan and we want a £2m.
If this is correct this IC Chicharito wages
At the moment West Ham doesn’t look capable of tieing up a bootlace , let alone a simple loan deal . A deal that makes no real sense anyway . If that is a deal then why don’t they just say yes to Hernandez ., or pay the fee Stoke are demanding for Anautovic .
A shot of Ambition in the arm would help right now .