Manchester City could save Brazilian's World Cup dream, and hurt Hart's

Julio Cesar Brazil

Pellegrini has started looking for replacements for the out-of-sorts Joe Hart with the Brazilian is reportedly high on his list.

According the Telegraph, Manuel Pellegrini is eyeing up former Internazionale goalkeeper Julio Cesar, who is desperate for a move to add substance to his World Cup claim.

Julio Cesar made what could be classed as career suicide when he left his role as Inter Milan’s number one to join up with Mark Hughes at Queens Park Rangers. At the time, I think it’s fair to say that the move, although questionable wasn’t totally crazy. Inter Milan were struggling to replicate their former glories and the project at Queens Park Rangers seemed exciting, players like Park Ji-Sung, Granero and MBia all coming through the door.

The reality, however, was something completely different. Despite playing in 24 games, the Brazilian could only watch on as his team-mates fumbled around in front of him and in the end were comfortably relegated in last position.

The speculation around the Brazilian was rife in the summer, but no compromise could be made with the players substantial wages and no move materialised. He has found himself playing second fiddle to Rob Green this season, and looks a million miles away from where he was not two years ago.

Manchester City are reportedly keen on giving the goalkeeper a timely new lease on life as he desperately tries to fend off any competitors for the Brazil number one jersey for the summer tournament.

Despite 76 national caps, the keeper is far from safe in his position as Brazil’s number one. In the previous friendly against Hondorus, he had to watch from the bench as Atletico Mineiro goalkeeper Victor was in pole position, so a move is integral to his chances of playing in his last major tournament, with the added incentive of being in his own country.

The move to City would still be a risky move for the 34-year-old goalkeeper, who would have to dislodge the ever-present Joe Hart for a decent run in the side. Joe Hart has been in some poor form recently, but over the course of his career he has been a top goalkeeper and just like Julio Cesar is now fighting for a World Cup place.

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