‘Tis done. England goalkeeper Joe Hart has signed for West Ham on a season-long loan deal from Man City.
The Hammers unveiled their new boy with this piece of nonsensical rigmarole…
Welcome to the family… pic.twitter.com/tx5cpRQDfg
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) July 18, 2017
After being informed he was surplus to Pep Guardiola’s requirements at City, Hart spent last season on loan at Torino where he conceded 64 goals in 37 Serie A appearances.
As it happens, 64 is exactly the same amount of goals that West Ham conceded in the Premier League last season. Some things are just meant to be.
In all seriousness, the Hammers are getting a basically sound (but very definitely flawed) sort-of international calibre ‘keeper whose stock has been on the wane for a couple of seasons.
You know exactly what to expect: good saves delicately interspersed with rash decisions, iffy kicking, stilted diving, poor cross handling and a metric ton of SHOUTING IN THE TUNNEL. Nothing more, nothing less.
We eagerly await the first clanger.