Joe Hart is free to leave Man City this summer
And the former England No1 is adamant Hart should be back in the Premier League next year to get a closer look at his old club’s struggles.
Hart has left Torino after a season-long loan spell and City are actively looking to sell him despite their problems with those asked to replace him.
Pep Guardiola spent £18million on Claudio Bravo last summer but he has been error-prone and failed to marshall the defence, and while Willy Caballero proved a safer pair of hands, he has been released.
Guardiola has splashed out again, paying £34.9m – a world-record fee for a goalkeeper – to Benfica for the Brazilian Ederson, and will be keeping his fingers crossed for a smoother transition.
And Seaman reckons Hart, discarded by Guardiola because he did not rate his footballing skills, will have cracked a smile at his old club’s struggles.
Joe will have been having a right little giggle to himself
Ex-England star David Seaman
“As much as he loved City, when somebody says that you are no longer required at the club, that’s a massive blow.
“It’s like when I was turned down by Leeds as a youngster. I was told I wasn’t good enough. It was a long time ago but it is the same thing. Somebody is saying about your talent and your ability, ‘No, I don’t want that’.”
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England boss Gareth Southgate is set to name Hart in his team for the World Cup qualifying match with Scotland in Glasgow on Saturday, and insists that his man is good enough with the ball on the floor for his country.
But Hart has had a mixed time in Italy, letting in 58 goals in 36 games and collecting only five clean sheets, and Torino president Urbano Cairo admitted he had not expected the 30-year-old to make so many errors.
City are ready to cut their £20m asking price for Hart, with his £130,000-a-week wages also a stumbling block to any potential move. Hart wants Premier League football and West Ham and Everton have showed an interest, along with Roma and AC Milan back in Serie A – but there have been no concrete offers.
Seaman, who won 75 caps for England and played in two World Cups, reckons it is time for Hart to come home.
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“If I was Joe I would want to come back. The Premier League is a great league, and a pressure league as well,” he said. “With the quality that Joe has got, he should be in the Premier League.
“People will have seen those mistakes he made at Torino, but don’t forget, Joe does react really well from making big mistakes. Even after the Euros last summer, he came back and performed really well.
“He played well for England. He has made mistakes before that as well but has recovered really well, which is exactly what I look for in a goalkeeper.”
Hart has Jack Butland, Fraser Forster and Jordan Pickford breathing down his neck when it comes to England selection, but Seaman believes the 70-cap keeper still has the class and experience to be worth his place.
“Joe has done it. He has all these guys coming up, all these keepers that keep getting mentioned, but they’ve not tried it yet,” said Seaman.
“It’s one level, then another level, then it’s England, then it’s World Cup. There are so many levels. Champions League is in there as well. They haven’t done that yet. Joe has.”