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According to Football London, Joe Hart has been told he isn’t part of Nuno Espírito Santo’s plans at Tottenham for the 2021/22 campaign.

What’s the story?

Well, when sharing some details on Pierluigi Gollini’s imminent arrival from Atalanta, Football London‘s Alasdair Gold dropped the bombshell.

Gold believes Nuno will have Gollini fighting it out with Hugo Lloris for the No.1 shirt during his season-long loan in N17.

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Then, further down the pecking order, Hart will compete with Alfie Whiteman to be third-choice in between the sticks.

That is, however, only if the £51,923-a-week glovesman wants to do so – he’s been told he can leave should he not want to compete with Whiteman.

It’s quite a ruthless approach to take towards a man who only arrived at Spurs last summer, when signed by José Mourinho.

However, it’s the right call from Nuno.

No need for Joe Hart

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£51,923-a-week is certainly not an insignificant amount of money to be paying someone, let alone a third-choice goalkeeper.

In comparison, Whiteman earns £3,846-a-week.

Is there really any need for Tottenham to keep Hart on the wage bill, when they’re paying a player of equal status nearly £50,000 less per week?

Hart used to be one of Europe’s best goalkeepers, and make no mistake about it, we’re sure his experience is helpful in the dressing room.

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However, experience alone isn’t worth £51,923-a-week.

Nuno has nearly offloaded Erik Lamela in a swap deal involving Sevilla’s Bryan Gil, and now it’s time he did the same to Hart.

Tottenham have put up with deadwood for too long, and now it’s time to get rid – Nuno, swing that axe.

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