Joe Hart commits his future to the Premier League champions.
Manchester City have been handed a significant boost ahead of the Christmas schedule and the reopening of transfer festivities, with the club’s official website confirming that first choice goalkeeper and England international Joe Hart has agreed a new long term contract with City, committing what are likely to be the prime years of his career to the club.
Signed from lower league outfit Shrewsbury Town when still a youngster, albeit one with a significant amount of Football League action under his belt, Hart has flourished since being thrown in at the deep end as City number one and is now the undisputed man between the sticks for both club and country.
There has been the odd shaky moment in that time, with Hart notably dropped for a period last season in favour of reserve goalkeeper Costel Pantillimon by manager Manuel Pellegrini, but with two Premier League titles to his name it is fair to say that Hart has been a huge success at the Etihad Stadium.
It would appear that Hart is likely to be staying with the club for some time to come, if his comments to the club’s official website are anything to go by, with Hart appearing to be delighted that his long term future has been secured:
“The Club’s growing and I’ve been really lucky to be part of the ride.”
“I just want to keep winning with the team and keep developing. A lot of the boys have signed long-term deals, so we’re building as a squad and I think that quite a few of us have been here for a long time now.”
“We’re enjoying building that winning mentality, how the Club is growing is around us and how we need to grow along with it.”