Ex-England International GK Joe Hart Set to join Tottenham

Joe Hart with England in 2018. Photo by Michael Zemanek/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (9480214le)

Former England international goalkeeper Joe Hart has a new club after his contract with Burnley expired this summer. According to the English media, Hart is now set to join Tottenham Hotspur.

Hart and Tottenham reportedly already have a deal, and the move will be finalized once the 33-year-old player undergoes a physical. He will ink a two-year contract.

Tottenham currently has two goalkeepers on their roster in Paulo Gazzaniga and Hugo Lloris. Since Lloris is undoubtedly the team’s first choice at the position, Hart is expected to compete with Gazzaniga for the No. 2 spot.

Bringing in Joe Hart represents a good move for Tottenham considering his experience and the fact that he served as the first goalie for most of his career. He is also a homegrown player, which significantly helps the club stay withing the domestic players quotas for Premier League and European competitions.

Hart spent the majority of his career with Manchester City, where he was the No. 1 goalkeeper between 2007 and 2016. During that time, he won two Premier League titles and one FA Cup trophy with City.

After Man City acquired Ederson in 2016, Hart was sent on loan to Torino and West Ham United before leaving the team ahead of the 2018/19 season to join Burnley.