Manchester City keeper Joe Hart eager for permanent move after two loans

Riyad Mahrez making his Manchester City debut as Borussia Dortmund's Soren Dieckmann closes

Riyad Mahrez making his Manchester City debut as Borussia Dortmund's Soren Dieckmann closes

And Hart told BBC Sport that he does not want another loan move, saying: "I did what I did in the previous two seasons because I needed to play to be involved in the World Cup, and look where that got me".

The majority of Guardiola's squad are on holiday after their World Cup exploits but new signing Riyad Mahrez made his first appearance for the club against the Germans in a youthful lineup.

"I need to go somewhere permanent, I think that's obvious", he said.

Guardiola said his team played well despite not having a lot of time to train together. "I need to feel part of something".

The Englishman has been out on loan for the past two seasons but wants his next move to be a permanent one as he looks to get his career back on track.

Hart played the second half of Manchester City's 1-0 pre-season defeat by Borussia Dortmund in Chicago.

He said: "I love all the leagues". I've got a year left and I'm not going on loan again because my situation has changed.

"Even if I finished football tomorrow and could still physically play, I'd go and play with my friends, I love football".

The Manchester City goalkeeper has endured a torrid couple of seasons, which has seen him relegated to a third-choice, unwanted member of Pep Guardiola's squad and even further down Gareth Southgate's pecking order for England.

Hart has been at City for a decade but featured in his first game since August 2016 after spells with Torino and West Ham.

At the break, out-of-favour Joe Hart was introduced by Guardiola and as the second half progressed, the England worldwide was forced into action to pull off a brilliant save to his left from Mahmoud Dahoud. I'm young, I'm fit, I'm fresh.

"I've got a lot of good relationships with the boys in the team and I thought Jordan Pickford had a good World Cup. At the same time, I'm realistic about what's gone on and what the people who count think of me and I have to change those opinions".

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