Joe Hart joins West Ham on a season-long loan, with the option to extend his stay permanently at the end of the season. Manchester City and West Ham will share the England No 1’s wages.
‘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’.
‘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’.
The 30-year-old has made over 300 Premier League appearances, and spent last season on loan at Serie A outfit Torino.