Manchester City’s game against Steaua Bucharest last night was supposed to be a celebration of their progress to the Champions League group stage. However, it was overshadowed by the occasion of what was likely Joe Hart’s final game for the club.

 

The imminent arrival of FC Barcelona’s Claudio Bravo has in recent weeks thrown Joe Hart’s future at Manchester City into a considerable amount of doubt. However, if there was any takeaway from the Blues’ win over Steaua Bucharest on Wednesday night, it was that Joe Hart has probably played his final game for Pep Guardiola’s side.

When the England international was surprisingly started and even named captain on the night for City, fans addressed the possibility of the Champions League qualifying encounter being the shot-stopper’s last mach for the 4-time Premier League winners.

The fans ensured that they made it a night to remember for Joe Hart as they sang the 29-year-old’s name throughout the game.

Joe Hart himself followed up his on-field goodbyes with an emotional message on Instagram thanking the fans for their supports through his years at the club.

At the end of it all, discussions regarding his future only intensified as pundits and fans alike shared their opinion about his next possible destination with Everton, Sevilla and even Liverpool reportedly odds on to acquire the Englishman.

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