Keeper Signs Two-Year Deal
Burnley have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Joe Hart from Manchester City in a deal worth £3.5million. The news was confirmed by the Lancashire club this morning. Hart will move to Turf Moor on a two-year contract.
The news eases the Clarets’ keeper injury crisis. First-choice stopper Nick Pope faces an extended lay-off after dislocating his shoulder in the Europa League victory over Aberdeen last month. Hart will compete with Tom Heaton and Anders Lindegaard for a first-team spot.
The 31-year-old spent last season on loan at West Ham United although he spent much of the second half of the season on the bench at the east London side. He had a loan spell with Serie A side Torino during the 2016-17 campaign.
Hart won two Premier League titles, two League Cups and the FA Cup during a twelve-year spell at Manchester City. He was hailed by City chairman Khaldoon Al-Mubarak.
“He will always be welcome at the Club,” Al-Mubarak said in a statement on Tuesday. “I want to personally thank him for everything he has given to us over very many years and he leaves with Sheikh Mansour’s and my heartfelt best wishes.”