Gianluigi Buffon: 'Joe Hart must leave Manchester City'

Buffon: 'Hart must leave City'
© Getty Images
Gianluigi Buffon says that Joe Hart must be playing regular first-team football with Manchester City in order to keep his place in the England side.

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has urged Joe Hart to consider his future at Manchester City.

Costel Pantilimon has been the first-choice keeper for City in recent weeks, and Buffon believes that Hart must be playing regular football in order to keep his spot as England's number one.

"There is usually an order in which you do these things; you normally play for your club and then you play for your national team," he told the Daily Mail.

"To try to play for your national team when you're not playing for your club will become a struggle in the end.

"A player such as Iker Casillas can do it (play for Spain despite being frozen out at Real Madrid) because he has great experience of victory and incredible value as a goalkeeper. But they are very few, those who could succeed in playing for their national team while not playing for their club."

Buffon has won 138 caps for the Italian national team.

Manuel Neuer in a training session on May 24, 2013.
Read Next:
Man City to make Neuer world's highest paid goalkeeper?
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

1Manchester CityMan City87102942522
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd86202121920
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs85211551017
9Newcastle UnitedNewcastle832398111
10Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton9324910-111
11West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom824279-210
13Huddersfield TownHuddersfield823359-49
14Swansea CitySwansea822458-38
16Stoke CityStoke8224918-98
17West Ham UnitedWest Ham9225817-98
18Leicester CityLeicester81341013-36
20Crystal Palace8107218-163