Hart completes Torino loan switch

Torino have added a top goalkeeper to the mix as they push for European football

Hart completes Torino loan switch
Hart completes Torino loan switch | Photo: Torinofc.it

Joe Hart has officially joined Torino on a season long loan deal the club could confirm today.

The England shot stopper was given permission to leave the national team camp yesterday to finalise the deal with the Granata. The players agent, Tony Barrett all but confirmed the move last night in an interview with Tuttosport soon after news broke about Hart leaving the camp simply admitting "it's done." 

Hart's position at Manchester City came under pressure when Pep Guardiola walked through the door and no secret was made of the fact he wasn't in his plans. With Claudio Bravo also joining the Citizens, regular playing time was not a certainty for 29-year-old Hart, who joins a Torino side in dire need of a top 'keeper.

It is reported that both clubs are contributing to Hart's £135,000 a week wages, a move that Torino simply couldn't have afforded to do without this.

Hart has spent the past decade on the books of the Etihad club following a 2006 move from boyhood club Shrewsbury. In his time with the club he has won two Premier League titles and an FA Cup trophy as well as four straight golden glove awards between 2010-2014.

Padelli set for exit?

Reports in Italy suggest Daniele Padelli, the man Hart will be replacing could be set to leave the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino.

Padelli's days as a Torino player appear to be numbered | Photo: rai.it
Padelli's days as a Torino player appear to be numbered | Photo: rai.it

Fiorentina and Atalanta are both interested in the 30-year-old, who understandably doesn't want to play second fiddle all season. Sunderland too are interested in the services of the former Italian youth international having missed out on Hart themselves.

Padelli has made over 100 appearances for Torino in a three year spell and in his 13 year career has made only little over 150, having also represented the likes of Udinese in Serie A.