Premier League: Goalkeeper Joe Hart signs two-year deal with Tottenham Hotspur on free transfer

Joe Hart signed a two-year contract with Spurs with the club reportedly agreeing to pay him £50,000 ($66,000) a week, the same as his wages in an unsuccessful spell with Burnley.

Agence France-Presse August 18, 2020 19:34:14 IST
Premier League: Goalkeeper Joe Hart signs two-year deal with Tottenham Hotspur on free transfer

London: Former England number one goalkeeper Joe Hart will compete to be number two choice to Hugo Lloris after signing for Tottenham Hotspur on a free transfer on Tuesday.

The 33-year-old signed a two-year contract with Spurs with the club reportedly agreeing to pay him £50,000 ($66,000) a week, the same as his wages in an unsuccessful spell with Burnley.

"We are delighted to announce the signing of Joe Hart on a contract until 2022," read a Spurs statement on their website.

Premier League Goalkeeper Joe Hart signs twoyear deal with Tottenham Hotspur on free transfer

Joe Hart pens a two-year deal with Spurs. Image courtesy: Twitter @SpursOfficial

Hart will compete with Paulo Gazzaniga to sit on the bench – and get the nod for either League Cup or Europa League ties – as understudy to Lloris, whose own form was far from consistent last season.

He did excite interest form a variety of clubs ranging from newly-promoted Premier League side Leeds United to second-tier Derby County and Scottish champions Celtic.

Hart's fall from grace has been dramatic – set in train by Pep Guardiola's arrival as Manchester City manager on 2016.

Guardiola made clear Hart – who won two Premier League titles, two League Cups and an FA Cup with City – was not his type of goalkeeper and sent him on loan to Italian side Torino and then to West Ham.

He finally found a more permanent home with Burnley in 2018 but ended up as number two to Nick Pope last season.

Hart's international career suffered accordingly as he also lost his undisputed number one spot and was not even selected for the 2018 World Cup squad.

He has not added to his 75 caps – which included appearances at two European Championships (2012/16) and the 2014 World Cup finals – since November 2017.

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