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Noble defends Hart as goalkeeper nears West Ham switch

Noble defends Hart as goalkeeper nears West Ham switch

Their head coach, Pep Guardiola, deemed Hart surplus to requirements when he took over last season and the player moved on loan to Torino, in Serie A.

The Daily Mail says City and West Ham are trying to reach an agreement that will see Hart leave the Etihad.

It is understood City will continue to pay some of the 30-year-old England goalkeeper's wages, and that the deal will include an option for West Ham to buy at the end of the loan period.

The England number one has become surplus to requirements and is on the lookout for a new club, with a move to The London Stadium now nearly sealed.

The England worldwide is expected to join West Ham on loan for 2017-18 with the deal likely to be wrapped up by Monday.

The Spaniard failed in his attempts to sign one of either Man City's Willy Caballero or Napoli's Pepe Reina, and has set his sights on the Irishman.

It seems like Joe Hart finally has a place to play football next season as the goalkeeper is on the verge of joining West Ham United on loan.

Noble has claimed that Hart "probably deserves a little bit more respect" as the stopper nears a switch to the London Stadium.

TheGamblingTimes.com revealed back in March that West Ham were one of the clubs looking to land Hart, and now they have agreed terms.

Now ahead of Hart's move, future teammate Noble has defended the goalkeeper by saying, "In my opinion, [Hart] has been a little bit hard done by in recent years".