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Marc-Andre ter Stegen 'on Pep Guardiola’s radar' as Joe Hart's Man City place remains under threat

Ter Stegen 'still on Pep’s radar' as Hart's Man City place remains under threat

12/08/2016 at 19:28

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is reportedly still a target for Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.

City's current No.1 Joe Hart could be the next victim of Guardiola’s purge, with Wilfried Bony, Eliqauim Mangala and Samir Nasri all expected to depart the club.

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart may have to fight for this starting spot

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart may have to fight for this starting spotPA Photos

Guardiola’s preference is for a goalkeeper who is good with his feet and can pass the ball out confidently, reports the Mirror, with the Spaniard yet to be convinced that Hart is the man for the job.

City players are also reported to fear Hart’s confidence has been sapped by a disastrous showing for England at Euro 2016.

England's Joe Hart had a Euro 2016 to forget

England's Joe Hart had a Euro 2016 to forgetReuters

As a result, Ter Stegen fits the bill perfectly, particularly since Claudio Bravo is set to remain Barcelona boss Luis Enrique’s first choice for La Liga games this term.

German international Ter Stegen will miss Barca’s first leg Spanish Super Cup clash at Sevilla on Sunday with a knee injury, but is expected to return shortly and could be interested in a move to the Etihad Stadium in a bid to play more first-team football.