Manchester City man identifies signing to replace Joe Hart

Iker Casillas

Manchester City's Jesus Navas has said he would be delighted if the club signed Iker Casillas.

Joe Hart has not had the best of starts to the season, but isn't it a bit early for his own teammates to publicly be talking about a replacement?

We are sure Jesus Navas did not think his comments through properly, but he may have dropped a bit of a clanger with regard to his comments while on international duty.

He has been discussing Iker Casillas and how the Spanish number one would be a good addition at City.

He was reported as saying: "At City there's great goalkeepers, but Iker would be a good fit,"

"All good players are important and you want them on your team. We all know how great goalkeeper Iker is and the importance he brings to the team. Yes it would be a good addition."

Casillas remains number one at international level for Spain but for how long is up for debate.

He has been dropped at Real Madrid for Diego Lopez first by Jose Mourinho and now by Carlo Ancelotti, leading to much speculation over his future - with reports even that Barcelona are considering him as an option.

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini's knowledge of La Liga suggests that Casillas may even have crossed his mind, but given Hart's talent the new manager would have to think very carefully about writing him off and making the wrong decision.

Hart is an excellent goalkeeper going through a bad spell, nothing more, and City as a club need to not be overly-reactive to that.

Bringing in Casillas could cause more problems that it solves.

Who would you rather have in goal at City? Casillas or Hart?

 

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