Joe Hart outlines his aims as transfer to Tottenham is finalised

Date published: Tuesday 18th August 2020 1:41 - James Marshment

Joe Hart: England position questioned by Shilton

Former England goalkeeper Joe Hart has completed his move to Tottenham, signing a two-year contract in north London.

The 33-year-old was a free agent after leaving Burnley at the end of the 2019/20 season.

Hart will provide competition alongside Paulo Gazzaniga for regular number one Hugo Lloris.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Hart said: “There’s no getting away from it, it’s been a difficult couple of years for me personally. But I feel I’ve got so much to give.

“I’m here to work as a team player, whether my name is on the team sheet or not it’s a squad effort. I know what it takes to win titles and change a squad’s dynamic for the better.

“I’ve got huge admiration for Hugo, one of the world’s greatest goalkeepers. I feel like I’m starting again, I quite enjoy that feeling. My body is certainly ready.

“I love the idea of European football. You can’t help but get excited by this club.

“(They have) one of the world’s best coaches (Jose Mourinho) and I’ve always had a good relationship when playing against him, we’ve always found a way to come together and discuss the game.”

During 12 years at Manchester City, Hart won two Premier League titles, two League Cups and an FA Cup.

Hart fell out of favour at the Etihad Stadium after Pep Guardiola’s arrival in 2016 and had loan spells at Torino and West Ham.

He even cited mental health issues after being cast aside by the Spaniard.

He joined Burnley in 2018 and made 24 appearances but was behind Nick Pope last term.

Hart, who started his career at Shrewsbury, has 75 caps for England. However, he has not played for his country for almost three years.


Arsenal to sign released Tottenham defender

Arsenal are hoping to snatch young defender Jonathan Dinzeyi after he was released by Tottenham, according to a report.

The 20-year-old defender did not make a first team appearance for Spurs before they let him go last month. However, he could stay at a big London club, as Arsenal now want him.

According to The Athletic, Arsenal are poised to sign Dinzeyi. Aware that many of their youngsters are either stepping up into Mikel Arteta’s first team or going out on loan, they have outlined the centre-back as a reinforcement for their Under-23 side.

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