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Hart: I’m under no illusions that Real Madrid will sign me

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Joe Hart is aching to get back in between the sticks as he insists he still has plenty to offer and only needs a club to show faith in him.

Joe Hart has struggled to get consistent game time as of late, having made just three appearances in the 2019/20 season with Burnley.

While still on Manchester City‘s books, Hart went on various loan spells between 2007 and 2018 but failed to make any significant impact with any of the clubs.

Finally, in 2018, he joined Burnley on a permanent transfer. A similar fate followed him there as he was unable to cement his place in goal, resulting in the club refusing to renew his contract beyond June 2020.

Currently without a club for the first time in his 17-year career, the 33-year old chooses to remain optimistic about his future possibilities.

Hart told BBC Sport: “I am young when it comes to goalkeeping. I am even younger when it comes to the mental age of a guy who just wants to go in goal and have people whack balls at him.

“I’m under no illusions that Real Madrid are going to knock my door down, get [Thibaut] Courtois out, and bring me in.

“But there is plenty more to come from me. I just need someone to believe in me and I will repay that faith.”