Joe Hart nutmegs John Stones with rabona during England training

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If there's one thing professional goalkeepers are not renowned for, it's their skillsets.

The likes of David de Gea and Manuel Neuer are famous for their ability on the ball, but aside from the odd Cruyff Turn to evade a striker's challenge, 'keepers rarely showboat on the football pitch.

What happens behind the scenes is an entirely different story, though.


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That's if Joe Hart has anything to say about it anyway, after the Manchester City shot-stopper pulled off a brilliant piece of skill during England training on Tuesday, embarrassing John Stones in the process.

Roy Hodgson's No.1 nutmegged the Everton youngster from behind with a Rabona - yes, you've read that right. Watch the video below.


Not bad for a goalkeeper.

Hart will need to be on top of his game this Saturday when England face Russia in their opening Euro 2016 clash.

The Three Lions are favourites to finish top of Group B ahead of the Russians, Wales and Slovakia.

Where Hart's career in Manchester is concerned, the 29-year-old will likely be excited by the names rumoured with moves to the Etihad.

After securing the signing of Ilkay Gundogam from Borussia Dortmund last week for £21 million, the Citizens are also chasing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Aymeric Laporte's signatures.

The former is a particularly exciting prospect for the City camp following a season where the Gabon international scored 36 goals in all competitions, 25 of which coming in 31 Bundesliga appearances.

Indeed, fans will be salivating at the thought of Aubameyang teaming up with Sergio Aguero upfront and being fed by the creatives likes of David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne.

Sign the 26-year-old for the quoted fee of £58.5 million and incoming manager Pep Guardiola would have pulled off a coup that could see City reclaim the Premier League title.

It doesn't stop there, though. 

According to various sources, namely The Sun, Guardiola has told City chiefs that he wants eight brand new starters this summer. 

Stones, Jack Wilshere, Laporte, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Danny Rose are all reportedly on the Spaniard's transfer wish list, even if they would each cost a minimum of £20 million.

Laporte seems the most likely of the five to sign at the Etihad after reports per the Guardian suggested Guardiola will match Athletic Bilbao's £39 million asking price.

City's defence largely struggled last term and desperately needs fresh faces after Eliaquim Mangala and Nicolas Otamendi flattered to deceive in captain Vincent Kompany's absence.

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