With a new contract in the bag, Joe Hart has revealed he intends to see out the remainder of his playing career at Manchester City.
The 27-year-old has been at the Etihad Stadium since 2006, when the Blues paid a fee of just £600,000 to take him from Shrewsbury Town. Not only has he gone on to establish himself as the undisputed number one goalkeeper at club level, but he has also done likewise on the international scene were he has won 48 caps for England.
Hart has reportedly been in talks with City for several months over a new contract, with his existing deal set to expire in the summer of 2016. And following another impressive performance as Manuel Pellegrini’s side won in Rome, the shot-stopper has revealed a new arrangement is in place as he looks to see out his career in Manchester.
“As far as I am aware it is pretty much sorted,” Hart said. “I am very happy at this club and hopefully in the near future I will be signing that contract. How could I not be (happy)? I love this place and I love everything about Manchester City. I have been here for a long time. I feel like it is my club now and I want to be here as long as I can.”
Since joining the Blues, Hart has helped the club end a 35-year wait for silverware when they won the FA Cup in 2011. The following year he was again an integral part of the side which won the Premier League title, their first since 1968, and he was also the main man between the posts as they reclaimed the crown from rivals United last season.
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