Former Burnley and Manchester City goalkeeper, Joe Hart, has reportedly been offered a one-year deal by West Bromwich Albion, according to EFL Hub.
Having left Burnley after his contract expired at the end of last month, Hart is on the lookout for a new club — ideally one performing at the highest level possible.
With the Baggies close to earning promotion back to the Premier League this season, the rumoured offer made to the 33-year-old might have some considerable appeal to it.
Other clubs that have been linked with the former England No 1 include: Birmingham, Arsenal, Leeds United and Shrewsbury Town — but only Albion have offered a contract so far.
With Ali Al-Habsi and Jonathan Bond both set to leave the Baggies once their contracts expire this summer, plenty of space will be made up in the goalkeeping department for a new addition.
Sam Johnstone is currently the first-choice keeper and faces little competition from others in his position.
Alex Palmer, the young shot-stopper who has recently returned from a loan with Plymouth Argyle, will likely serve as the understudy to Johnstone for the time being; but if Albion are promoted to the Premier League, it is doubtful that the 23-year-old will meet the standards required for the first-division just yet.
And so, all things considered, bringing in an accomplished veteran like Joe Hart could be a very wise move by the board, and will certainly provide Johnstone with the healthy competition he’s been lacking as of late.