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Burnley sign Manchester City shotstopper Joe Hart on a two year deal

Burnley sign Manchester City shotstopper Joe Hart on a two year deal

- England international Joe Hart has joined the Clarets on a two year deal valued around £4M

- The goalkeeper joined the current Premier League champions in 2006 and won two EPL titles in the process

- He spent the last two seasons on loan at Torino and West Ham United having fallen out of favour with Guardiola

Premier League outfit Burnley have completed the signing of England goalkeeper Joe Hart from Manchester City in a two year deal worth £3.5 million.

The 31-year-old was not part of the English national team that finished fourth at the 2018 FIFA World Cup staged in Russia this summer.

He joined the Etihad Stadium outfit in 2006 and made 266 appearances for the club - winning two Premier League titles and a few other domestic cup titles at the club.

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Hart lost his number one position since the arrival of Pep Guardiola two seasons back - spending those periods at Torino and West Ham United on loan spells.

Meanwhile, the club took to their official twitter handle to announce the completion of the four time Premier League golden gloves winner.

"Burnley Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of England international Joe Hart on an initial two-year deal." Burnley wrote on their official website.

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"The arrival of Hart strengthens the Clarets’ impressive goalkeeping ranks following the injury sustained by Nick Pope at Aberdeen last month.

"Pope’s dislocated shoulder is set to keep the 26-year-old – who made his England debut in June ahead of going to the World Cup finals – on the sidelines for a spell.

"But the arrival of Hart, 31, adds even more international experience to Burnley’s squad as he competes with Tom Heaton and Anders Lindegaard for a starting spot.

Hart started his senior career at Shrewsbury Town in 2003 and three years later, joined the Citizens but was immediately sent on loan to Tranmere Rovers and Blackpool.

He also spent one season on loan at Birmingham City between 2009 and 2010 before cementing his place at the Etihad Stadium.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Burnley wanted England international Joe Hart in a £4 million deal this summer.

The 31-year-old, who joined Manchester City from Shrewsbury Town in 2006 spent last season on loan at West Ham United.

And with the summer transfer window set to close in about a week, the shot-stopper is said to be on his way to Turf Moor to undergo a medical ahead of the proposed move.

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