Tottenham Hotspur have announced the signing of former Manchester City shot stopper Joe Hart on a two-year deal.
Hart has not been the same since he was casted out of Man City squad by Pep Guardiola. Hart was considered not capable to play the type of football favoured by the Catalan tactician. He was swiftly sent on loan to Torino.
Hart's performance in Italy was far from inspiring and the club did not make his move permanent. He returned to England the following season to team up with Burnley. The England international, who hasn't played for the three Lions since 2017, featured 19 times for the Clarets in the Premier League during the 2018/19 season. He also managed three games in cup action the following campaign.
Hart is expected to replace previous third choice Tottenham keeper Michel Vorm. Vorm who joined from Swansea left Spurs at the end of the season. The arrival of Hart will also boost the club's homegrown quota. Spurs had to name a squad of just 21 players for the Premier League last February, with only four players produced from different English academies.
The 33 years old's most successful spell came at Man City, where he won two Premier League titles. He also won the FA Cup and League Cup with the Citizens. He was quite comfortable till Pep Guardiola arrived at the Etihad stadium.
Former Tottenham goalie Brad Friedel has hailed the arrival of the experienced goalkeeper. He acknowledged that Hart will bring a whole lot of experience to the dressing room and his big figure personality will help the youngsters at the club.
Spurs are making preparation ahead of the new season. They have signed former Southampton captain Hojberg in a £15 million deal.