When the chimes of Big Ben heralded in 2018, it’s doubtful that Joe Hart would have expected that his career would take such dramatic twists in the first few months.
Hart, having spent the previous season on loan with Torino, was midway through a season-long loan spell with the Hammers.
The 31-year-old would have been hoping that his performances would warrant the loan move becoming a permanent deal.
But, it wasn’t to be.
A change at the managerial helm saw David Moyes plump for Adrian as his option between the posts, leaving Hart to spend the majority of the second half of the season stuck on the bench.
As a consequence, Hart saw the option of the Hammers making his move a permanent one disappear, but there was also to be further disappointment ahead for the keeper.
A lack of first-team football meant that when Gareth Southgate named his 23-man squad for the World Cup this summer, Hart’s name was a glaring omission.
2018 hadn’t been the exciting year Hart thought it might have been.
But, it appears that Hart’s year could be about to get better, with the news source, the Mirror reporting that two Premier League clubs are vying for his services, the duo being newly promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton.
Here at Vital West Ham we hope that a move to either works out for Joe, however, we know exactly what’ll happen when he appears between the sticks for an opposition team, against West Ham, he’s going to have a blinder, isn’t he!