England goalkeeper Joe Hart has completed his move to Burnley from Manchester City.
The England international joined City in 2006 and played over 300 games for the Premier League side before falling out of favour upon Pep Guardiola’s arrival at the Etihad Stadium.
Hart has been sent out on loan to Torino and West Ham in the past two seasons, he is delighted to seal a permanent move away from the Etihad
“It’s been a fantastic experience, I’ve grown a lot,” Hart told City’s website as he bid farewell.
“I came here at 19 and I’m going to leave at 31 so it’s been a long time and a lot of things have happened – family, friends and a lot of football!
“I certainly feel a lot of love and appreciation. I’ve always enjoyed the Man City fans, I came here as a Shrewsbury Town player – a kid from Shrewsbury. It was the pinnacle for me to be at this Club before they were challenging for the title, and I was welcomed from day one. I think they saw in me someone who was just going to try his best.
“I wouldn’t have been able to do the things I’ve done if I wasn’t embraced or happy – so I’m happy to have given the fans some great memories and hopefully I’ll be thought of well.”
Hart will slug it out with Anders Lindergard and Tom Heaton before first-choice goalkeeper Nick Pope return from a shoulder injury.