Hart Completes "Absolutely Awesome" Move To West Ham

West Ham


England goalkeeper Joe Hart has joined West Ham on a season-long loan from Manchester City.

Hart is under contract until 2019 at City, who he joined from Shrewsbury Town in 2006, but the 30-year-old has fallen dramatically out of the first-team picture since Pep Guardiola's arrival as manager at the Etihad Stadium last year.

West Ham are understood to hold an option to make Hart's move permanent at the end of 2017-18.

He joins long-time City colleague Pablo Zabaleta at London Stadium after the Argentina right-back joined on a free transfer.

"It's important for me to play football and to get the opportunity to come here and play is absolutely awesome,” Hart 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.

"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 of 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."