Joe Hart: Tottenham set to sign former England, Man City and Burnley goalkeeper

Hart has been a free agent following his departure from Burnley at the end of the 2019/20 season

Joe Hart
Image: Joe Hart is on the verge of completing a move to Tottenham

Joe Hart is undergoing a medical at Tottenham ahead of a move to the club on a free transfer.

Hart will compete with Paulo Gazzaniga for Hugo Lloris' No 1 spot as goalkeeper in Jose Mourinho's squad.

The 33-year-old became a free agent after his contract came to an end at Burnley at the end of last season, in a campaign where he made just three appearances in all competitions for the Clarets in 2019/20.

Joe Hart played 348 games for Manchester City in all competitions during his stay at the Etihad Stadium from 2006 to 2018
Image: Hart enjoyed the most successful spell of his career at Manchester City where he played 348 games

He started one match in the EFL Cup and two in the FA Cup, spending the season as the second choice goalkeeper at Turf Moor behind Nick Pope.

Hart would become Tottenham's second signing of the summer transfer window, with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg having arrived from Southampton for an undisclosed fee.

Joe Hart

Hart won the Premier League title twice, the League Cup twice and one FA Cup during his time at Manchester City, but has struggled for form and regular first-team action in recent campaigns.

The former England No 1, who holds 75 caps, was considering a move abroad earlier this summer in search of more game-time.

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Hart told The Guardian in May: "I'm totally open. I just want to play at the highest level I can.

"In England, I don't feel I am going to be able to do that. Maybe if I hadn't achieved what I've done in this league I might not be so ready to step away.

"Don't get me wrong. I'd love to have another big chance in England, but it could be difficult."

Hart went on loan to Serie A side Torino from Man City during the 2016/17 campaign.

Meanwhile, Victor Wanyama has joined MLS side Montreal Impact on a free transfer, Jan Vertonghen has completed a move to Benfica, while Troy Parrott and Timothy Eyoma have gone out on loan.

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