Burnley sign Joe Hart from City

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Burnley have completed the signing of England goalkeeper Joe Hart from Manchester City on a two-year deal for a fee in the region of £3.5m.

The 31-year-old ends a 12-year spell at City to team up with the Clarets and compete with Tom Heaton and Anders Lindegaard for the No.1 spot


The 31-year-old had loan spells at Torino and West Ham over the last two seasons, but has opted for a permanent switch to the Clarets this summer, joining Pope and Tom Heaton as the third Three Lions goalkeeper in Sean Dyche’s squad.

“It’s been a fantastic experience, I’ve grown a lot,” Hart told City’s website as he bid farewell.

“I came here at 19 and I’m going to leave at 31 so it’s been a long time and a lot of things have happened – family, friends and a lot of football!

“I certainly feel a lot of love and appreciation. I’ve always enjoyed the Man City fans, I came here as a Shrewsbury Town player – a kid from Shrewsbury. It was the pinnacle for me to be at this club before they were challenging for the title, and I was welcomed from day one. I think they saw in me someone who was just going to try his best.

“I wouldn’t have been able to do the things I’ve done if I wasn’t embraced or happy – so I’m happy to have given the fans some great memories and hopefully I’ll be thought of well.”

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