Joe Hart completes shock free transfer to Tottenham with ex-Man City goalkeeper keeping £50,000-per-week wages he was earning at Burnley
- Tottenham have agreed a two-year contract with former England No 1 Joe Hart
- Goalkeeper will be back-up to Hugo Lloris and boost club’s homegrown quota
- He retains the £50,000-a-week contract he was earning at Burnley
Joe Hart has completed his shock move to Tottenham as cover for goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
The former England international underwent medical tests on Monday and has signed a two-year contract on around £50,000 a week as Jose Mourinho adds experience to his squad.
Sportsmail revealed on Monday that Hart was set to seal his switch to the capital today, which the 33-year-old hinting the move was imminent as he wrote ‘big day’ in an Instagram story.
Joe Hart poses with the Tottenham goalkeeper’s shirt after completing his move on Tuesday
Hart hinted his move to Tottenham was imminent in an Instagram post on Tuesday morning
Hart has completed his move to Tottenham on a two-year deal after leaving Burnley
The 33-year-old Englishman had been a free agent after leaving Turf Moor this summer
Hart has been training intensively on his own since leaving Burnley at the end of June and has been on the list of numerous clubs but a move to Premier League Tottenham has come as a surprise to many.
He has been discussed by Celtic, Leeds United, Blackburn Rovers and Derby County and had also considered options abroad, notably from Turkey.
Tottenham want to increase competition for Lloris who has endured injuries and lapses in form over recent seasons and a free transfer such as Hart works for Mourinho under a restricted budget whilst also boosting their homegrown quota. The Tottenham boss also has Paulo Gazzaniga as back-up.
Hart has 75 England caps and made 24 appearances for Burnley over two years.
He lost his place to Tom Heaton midway through the first season of a two year contract and then spent the 2019-20 campaign covering for the in-form Nick Pope.
Hart has signed a two-year contract on around £50,000 a week at Tottenham
Jose Mourinho was hindered by the number of homegrown options available to him last term
Ben Davies was one of four homegrown players Mourinho chose in his Premier League squad
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