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Report: Joe Hart passes medical in Italy, completes Torino deal

Now we just need the announcement!

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The only thing left is the official announcement, because Joe Hart has already joined his new club.

The Manchester City goalkeeper arrived in Italy on Tuesday for medicals and contract signing with Serie A side Torino, confirming several reports that said the England No.1 would join the Italian side on loan this season. All medicals and contracts are done, and the official announcement from the clubs will be made on Wednesday.

Hart is already a Torino player, taking pictures with scarfs and the team shirt and greeting fans in Turin:

Joe Hart decided to find a new club after being demoted to third-choice goalkeeper by Pep Guardiola, who brought Claudio Bravo as his new starting keeper to improve the distribution skills in that position. Hart did not accept a backup role and decided to leave to play regular football elsewhere.

Despite links with Everton and Sevilla, Hart is going to Torino to be the clear, undisputed starter and remain in contention for Sam Allardyce's England squad. Joe will spend one season on loan in Turin, with the Italian side agreeing to pay 35% of the player's wages, with City taking care of the rest throughout the next twelve months.