Irons loan perfect for Hart

18 July 2017 12:34:11 EST

England goalkeeper Joe Hart is excited to be back in the Premier League spotlight after joining West Ham on a season-long loan deal.

The 30-year-old, who has won 71 international caps to date, fell out of favour at Manchester City following the arrival of new head coach Pep Guardiola a year ago and spent last season on loan in Serie A with Torino.

It's important for me to play football and to get the opportunity to come here and play is absolutely awesome.

Joe Hart

However, Hart was keen to find a fresh opportunity in England and is delighted to be heading to the London Stadium in a deal which contains no agreement for a permanent switch if he impresses.

He told his new club's official website: "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. To get the opportunity to come here, it wasn't really a hard decision.

"It was a fun year and I enjoy being part did of Serie A and part of Torino, but I'm ready to come back and looking forward to being part of this fantastic league again."

Hart becomes the second player to make the move from the Citizens to the Irons this summer, with Argentina international full-back Pablo Zabaleta having already done so.

The Hammers, 12121/1 to win the FA Cup next season, are also known to be chasing at least one major addition in attack, with former Manchester United frontman Javier Hernandez, currently with Bayer Leverkusen, reported to be their primary target.

West Ham are 1/150 to finish in the bottom half of the Premier League table next season, with Leicester City 1212/1 and Bournemouth 1/9.

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