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Joe Hart Joins Burnley On 2 Year Deal From Manchester City



English Premier League club, Burnley, have confirmed the signing of Joe Hart from Manchester City.

Hart signs an initial two-year contract with the Turf Moor side, joining after regular shot stopper Nick Pope dislocated his shoulder last month.

The England international joined City in 2006 and played over 300 games for the Premier League side before falling out of favour upon Pep Guardiola’s arrival at the Etihad Stadium.

The 31-year-old was sent on loan to Torino and West Ham over the last two seasons, but has opted for a permanent switch to the Clarets this summer, joining Pope and Tom Heaton as the third Three Lions goalkeeper in Sean Dyche’s squad.

Hart will have to compete with Heaton and Anders Lindegaard for the first choice goalkeeper spot.

“It’s been a fantastic experience, I’ve grown a lot,” Hart told City’s website as he bid farewell.

“I came here at 19 and I’m going to leave at 31 so it’s been a long time and lot of things have happened – family, friends and a lot of football!

“I certainly feel a lot of love and appreciation. I’ve always enjoyed the Man City fans, I came here as a Shrewsbury Town player – a kid from Shrewsbury. It was the pinnacle for me to be at this Club before they were challenging for the title, and I was welcomed from day one. I think they saw in me someone who was just going to try his best.

“I wouldn’t have been able to do the things I’ve done if I wasn’t embraced or happy – so I’m happy to have given the fans some great memories and hopefully I’ll be thought of well.”

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