Manchester City keeper Joe Hart has been moving around Europe on various loan spells ever since Pep Guardiola took charge of the club and it seems that the midfielder has finally secured a permanent move out of the club.
According to reports, Hart is scheduled to join Burnley in a 4 million pound transfer.
Last month, Joe Hart had discussed how his loan spell at West Ham United last season did not help him in any way and this summer he was looking for a more permanent move out of the Etihad.
Up until last week though not too many clubs were interested in signing the keeper which led to fears that shot-stopper would have to rot for one more season at Man City.
But suddenly Burnley faced a goalkeeper crisis with both Nick Pope and Tom Heaton out with injuries and their manager Sean Dyche was desperate to land a goalkeeper before the start of the new season.
At first sight, it might seem that Burnley were badly in need of Joe Hart but now reports are suggesting that Manchester City were equally desperate to offload the 31-year-old.
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Joe Hart moving to Turf Moor means that the shot-stopper will have to take a massive pay cut from his £120,000-a-week wages that he had been receiving at City.
While this could have been a potential roadblock in the transfer but Guardiola has made sure that Joe Hart moves out – for good.
Reports are of the view that City have given Joe Hart the ‘golden handshake’ so that he can secure a permanent move out of the club.
In simpler words, it means that the reigning Premier League champions have paid a large sum to the keeper in order to compensate his pay-cut at Burnley.
Joe Hart joined West Ham last season with hopes of playing regular football which might help him secure a place in England’s World Cup squad and now we have further doubts if the keeper can become a first team regular at Turf Moor especially when Nick Pope returns back to full fitness.