Manchester City will let Joe Hart leave the club permanently next summer for a “considerate” transfer fee, according to a report.
Hart, who signed for the club from Shrewsbury in 2006, has been allowed to leave on a season-long loan for Torino after being frozen out by new City boss Pep Guardiola.
Guardiola is eager for a passing goalkeeper, who is be able to play out from the back and new recruit Claudio Bravo has been signed from Barcelona as City’s new number one.
Hart’s future at The Etihad is bleak, although any permanent move away from the club was blocked last month by his prohibitive transfer fee.
Everton were reportedly keen on signing the 29-year-old until they were informed his transfer fee could as much as £40million.
But now The Sun claim City will allow Hart to seal a move away on a cheaper deal next summer, along with paying up a large chunk of his contract.
Hart has three years left on his £120,000-a-week contract and is owed around £17.8million of which City are set to pay half of to allow the keeper to move on.
The tabloid quotes ‘an Etihad insider’: “City would be willing to pay him off around half that figure and also be ‘considerate’ towards his selling price.
“They are also willing to bankroll half his present wages for 12 months and revisit the severance situation next summer.
“Both parties are operating on surprisingly cordial terms.”