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Official: Joe Hart joins Torino on a one-year loan deal

Manchester, Aug 31: Manchester City custodian Joe Hart joins Serie A side Torino FC on a one-year loan deal.

The 29-year-old goalkeeper who became out of favour at Manchester Club this season under new manager Pep Guardiola has become the first ever English player to play in the Italian Serie A.

Joe Hart applauds the Manchester City fans (Image courtesy: Manchester City Twitter handle)

After the confirmation, Torino FC released a stament which read: "Torino Football Club is delighted to announce that it has acquired from Manchester City, on a temporary basis, entitlement to benefits of sports football player Joe Hart."

Club President Urbano Cairo was delighted with arrival of the English star. He said: "Joe Hart is a goalkeeper of international level, with significant experience gained both with Manchester City, both with the National English where among other things he made ​​his debut very young, at age 21.

"Being able to sign him is for all of us a source of great satisfaction and testifies our ambitions of wanting to build a team stronger and more competitive.

"As always will be the field to establish it, certainly we not have hesitated one second when we took the opportunity to strike up a deal with Manchester City.

"Hart, in addition to talent, brings with it the humility of the strong, the enthusiasm of those who can get daily challenged to deserve a space as a protagonist: the same stimuli that urge us all his companions, so for this reason, and on behalf of the entire Company we are pleased to welcome Joe Hart with a warm welcome. Welcome to Turin, and Always Forza Toro!"

After signing for the coub, Joe Hart said: "Suddenly my career has undergone a change, I interpreted it as a sign of destiny. And so I had to do something .

"The selection of Turin has come at the right time, the right way. I am very happy to be able to compare in a beautiful and difficult league like Serie A.

"Your school of Goalkeeping is recognized throughout the world, so I am convinced I can still learn a lot here in Toro: for this I immediately accepted with great enthusiasm the proposal of the President of Cairo.

"The Staff already know Lombardo, with Attilio we worked in Manchester and we also won, we hope to relive many beautiful emotions together. I read some interviews on the Taurus, the coach wants the players are humble but ambitious: even that I really like, that's how I want to be "

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Story first published: Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 16:56 [IST]
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