OFFICIAL: West Ham have confirmed the signing of Joe Hart (30) from Manchester City on a season-long loan deal. pic.twitter.com/Nc24zSSToC— City Watch (@City_Watch) July 18, 2017
The 30-year-old will be the Hammers’ top signing of the summer transfer window and will be looking to solve West Ham’s problems in the goalkeeper position. Manager Slaven Bilic couldn’t decide between Adrián and Darren Randolph, and he now hopes to have Hart as his definitive number one keeper.
Hart spoke to West Ham’s website about his decision to join them:
“It's important for me to play football and to get the opportunity to come here and play is absolutely awesome. 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."
Hart will face Manchester City with West Ham next month when they play a friendly in Iceland. City legend Pablo Zabaleta will also face City in that friendly and will be Hart’s teammate for the next 12 months.
Good luck, Joe!