Serie A club Torino has officially announced the signing of out-of-favour goalkeeper Joe Hart on season-long loan.
President Urbano Cairo said: Joe Hart is a goalkeeper of international level, with considerable experience gained both with Manchester City, both with the England national side where among other things he made his debut very young, at age 21.”
After completing the deal, Joe Hart said: I am very happy to be able to compare in a beautiful and difficult league like Serie A.
After taking charge at Man City, Pep Guardiola had hinted that Joe Hart is not in his plans for the new season.
Amid rumours linking the English goalkeeper with a move away from Man City, Guardiola chose to promote last season’s second choice Willy Caballero ahead of Hart in in all three Premier League games so far this season.
Hart was also excluded from the starting eleven for their convincing 5-0 victory over Steaua Bucharest in the first leg of the Champions League qualifier.
The former Barcelona and Bayern Minich boss has signed Bravo for £17m due to his abilities with the ball at feet coupled with loads of experience. Bravo’s arrival to the City squad had forced the club to look for potential suitors for Hart.
Meanwhile, Joe Hart has managed to secure a place in the new Three Lions set up after Sam Allardyce included him in the England squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
However, Three Lions boss Allardyce has made it clear that Joe Hart must find game time at Torino in order to be considered in the long term.