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Goalkeeper Joe Hart left Burnley at the end of his two year contract and has today moved back to London, where he played for West Ham in 2017/18, after signing a two year contract with Tottenham Hotspur.

Hart, once number one choice for both Manchester City and England, has had a difficult four years. It started with a season on loan with both Torino followed by a similar move to West Ham. He then joined Burnley in August 2018 when it appeared we might have a goalkeeping crisis and he went on to claim the jersey in the Premier League for the first half of the 2018/19 season.

A difficult game against Everton on Boxing Day 2018 saw him lose his place and it’s one he didn’t regain with Tom Heaton taking over for the remainder of the season and Nick Pope, an ever present, being first choice throughout the season recently finished leaving Hart to play the cup games which he did against Sunderland, Peterborough and Norwich.

Over the weekend he was in the television studio for the coverage of Manchester City’s Champions League exit against Lyon. Having played almost 350 games for them he’d have been very disappointed to see them lose but I wonder what his thoughts when Ederson, his replacement at the Etihad, made the final error that clinched victory for the French club.

Now aged 33, Jose Mourinho has signed him with Spurs a goalkeeper down following the departure of Michel Vorm and he’ll join Hugo Lloris and Paulo Gazzaniga, himself once a Burnley target, in competing for that goalkeeper’s jersey with the North London club.

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