Manchester City keeper Joe Hart joins Torino FC on loan

Published 08/31/2016, 10:52 AM EDT
Joe Hart of Manchester City.

Manchester City and England goalkeeper, Joe Hart, is set to join the Serie A side Torino FC on a loan deal, till the end of the season.


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Despite presently training with the national team ahead of the two international friendly games England would be playing, the FA has given Joe Hart the thumbs up to fly to Turin in a private jet to complete his medical and sign the agreement.

According to certain sources ; Torino FC would only be paying a percentage of Joe Hart’s total wage per week, the rest to be compensated by the Manchester club. The Turin side would be paying only £50,000 per week with the rest of the £90,000 from Manchester City.

The player has been all but left out from their new manager, Pep Guardiola’s plans which forced him to take such a drastic decision. Having started on the bench in the past 4 of the 5 games this season for the club, the new deal involving Claudio Bravo to Manchester City only served as a nail in the coffin.

Sam Allardyce, the England manager believes it is of tantamount importance for Joe to continue playing, in order to keep his place with the No. 1 position for the country. The UEFA Champions League semi-finalist and twice Premier League winner only thought it best to continue playing elsewhere, rather than stay put on the bench, serving his best interest.

The player was also approached by Sunderland in hopes of a loan deal but the player did not want to move to a club battling relegation. He seems to be among the likes of Wilfried Bony, Samir Nasri and Eliaquim Mangala who seem to look for options outside Manchester City to play regular football.



Srivats Venkateswaran

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