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Hart reflects on 'awesome' opportunity


Filed: Tuesday, 18th July 2017
By: Staff Writer


New Hammer Joe Hart says he can't wait to pull on a West Ham shirt for the first time.

The England international has joined West Ham on a season-long loan, although the Hammers are yet to clarify whether or not the arrangement includes an option to make the deal permanent in 12 months' time.



"It's important for me to play football and to get the opportunity to come here and play is absolutely awesome," Hart told West Ham's website. "To be playing in the Premier League for a big club like West Ham, I'm really looking forward to the season.

"I've always loved the club. I think you'll struggle to find anyone, apart from the direct opposing fans around London, who doesn't love the club. It's got something about it, it's got a lot history and I've always loved playing against West Ham.

"We've moved into the Olympic Stadium and we've got Slaven in charge who I've spoken to and I've always enjoyed as a manager. He obviously did a good job with Croatia and he's doing a good job here, so to get the opportunity to come here, it wasn't really a hard decision."




Hart, who has made 71 appearances for England will climb above both Adrian and Darren Randolph in the pecking order, meaning that at least one in likely to move on before the start of the 2017/18 campaign.

Current first choice 'keeper Adrian has been linked with both Crystal Palace and Newcastle in the last 24 hours.





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