Hart included in Man City's pre-season tour of the US

Ruben Hill
July 20, 2018

Joe Hart and Oleksander Zinchenko were among the Manchester City players flying to the United States for the International Champions Cup despite their uncertain futures at the club.

Hart is still searching for a permanent move away from the Etihad Stadium after returning earlier this month.

To date, he's played in one competitive fixture under Guardiola, who dropped Hart as City's first choice 'keeper on arrival - essentially due to him feeling his ball-playing skills were not up to his standard - and so the 75-time capped England global would subsequently enjoy the last two seasons on loan, firstly with Serie A outfit Torino before temporarily joining West Ham last term. We will try and find solution for him.

Mahrez netted 48 times in 179 appearances for Leicester, with his most productive campaign proving to be a Premier League title-winning one in 2015-16 - when he scored 18 times.

'I know it's not easy for him given what's happened in the last period, ' Guardiola added.

Manchester City are considering keeping Oleksandr Zinchenko next season after missing out on the signing of Jorginho, Metro.co.uk understands.

City have a noted history of developing Irish players with Glenn Whelan, Stephen Ireland and Willo Flood all coming through the academy, and in recent years Jack Byrne and goalkeeper Ian Lawlor both made the trip from Irish schoolboy football to City's academy before signing professional contracts.

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