Hart Finalises Burnley Switch

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Burnley have confirmed they have signed goalkeeper Joe Hart from Manchester City on an initial two-year deal. The Clarets have not confirmed the fee paid for the England international but the move works out well for both parties.

Burnley are on the lookout for another keeper after last year’s number one, Nick Pope, picked up a shoulder injury during pre-season. Former number one Tom Heaton is still recovering from previous injuries, leaving just Anders Lindegaard in goal.

With Burnley trying to qualify for the Europa League group stage, boss Sean Dyche has added the experienced Hart to his ranks. The 31-year-old admitted last month that he needed a move to kickstart his career after two loan spells at Torino and West Ham.

Hart has made 75 appearances for England and nearly 350 for City, winning two Premier League titles and one FA Cup. The former Shrewsbury man missed out on a place in England’s 2018 World Cup squad and will be determined to make his mark at Turf Moor.

He could go straight into the starting XI for their next European tie against Istanbul Basaksehir on Thursday.

Basaksehir are the favourites for the tie this week at 2.00, while the draw is 3.20. Burnley are priced at 3.50 to win away in Turkey and Hart could be joined in the side by fellow new signing Ben Gibson, who arrived for £15million from Middlesbrough on Monday.

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