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DONE DEAL: West Ham United sign Joe Hart on season-long loan deal

Joe Hart puts pen-to-paper on a loan deal with a view to a permanent move

West Ham United have signed Joe Hart from Manchester City on a season-long loan deal, with NO option to sign England’s number one on a permanent deal at the end of the season, West Ham will reportedly pay half of the keepers £100,000-a-week wages.

The 30-year-old was deemed surplus to requirements by current Citizens boss Pep Guardiola at the beginning of last season, after stating his discontent with the Hart’s ability to distribute the ball.

Hart was sent out on loan to Torino last year where he endured a somewhat interesting year with the Serie A side, unfortunately however they were unable to afford his £17 million asking fee, as he returned to Manchester last month.

Speaking on his transfer and future with new club West Ham, Joe said;

“It's important for me to play football and to get the opportunity to come here and play is absolutely awesome,” he told West Ham TV. “To be playing in the Premier League for a big club like West Ham, I'm really looking forward to the season.

Hart was keen to return to the Premier League after his loan spell with Torino last year

"I've always loved the Club. I think you'll struggle to find anyone, apart from the direct opposing fans around London, who doesn't love the Club. It's got something about it, it's got a lot history and I've always loved playing against West Ham.

"We've moved into London Stadium and we've got Slaven in charge who I've spoken to and I've always enjoyed as a manager. He obviously did a good job with Croatia and he's doing a good job here, so to get the opportunity to come here, it wasn't really a hard decision."

Joe Hart will now travel to Austria to meet up with his new teammates (and old, Pablo Zabaleta) for the start of their pre-season tour.