Hart’s fall from grace
At his peak, Joe Hart was arguably one of the top goalkeepers in the Premier League.
Hart was Manchester City’s main shot-stopper for several years, racking up over 300 appearances for the Sky Blues as they looked to climb the footballing ranks.
Hart would win two Premier League titles, two League Cups and the FA Cup with City.
The now 32-year-old would also bag himself four Premier League Golden Glove awards between 2010 and 2015.
However, the arrival of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City signaled the beginning of the end for Hart at City.
Hart had a fairly awful time at Euro 2016 with England and whether it be due to those displays or Hart just not fitting what Guardiola wants in a keeper, the new City boss would allow Hart to leave City on loan in August of 2016, despite his previous success with the Citizens in the PL.
What ensued for Hart was several fairly unsuccessful loans spells with Torino and West Ham.
Joe Hart was then sold permanently to Burnley in August of 2018.
And after a brief run in the Clarets’ side at the beginning of last campaign, Hart has found his game time extremely limited since.
Hart to Aston Villa?
But could Hart be given another chance to revive his career?
Tom Heaton has been Aston Villa’s main keeper so far this season.
However, the relegation-battling outfit confirmed on Friday that Heaton will miss the remainder of the campaign due to an injury he sustained earlier this week vs Burnley.
The Club can confirm that Tom Heaton and Wesley both suffered significant knee ligament damage during our match with Burnley on Wednesday and will now miss the rest of the season. #AVFC
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) January 3, 2020
And with Villa now without their number one for the remainder of the campaign, it seems they are eyeing some potential cover between the sticks.
According to the Daily Mail, Joe Hart is among the keepers being considered by Aston Villa boss, Dean Smith.