Hart wants to end career at City


Published: Friday 12th December 2014 by The News Editor

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England goalkeeper Joe Hart says he wants to stay at Manchester City for the rest of his career as he prepares to sign a new contract.

The 27-year-old has reportedly been in talks over a lucrative new five-year deal at the Etihad Stadium for several months.

City manager Manuel Pellegrini last week said he expected negotiations to be completed imminently and Hart has now revealed the contract is all but signed.

Hart, who has won two Barclays Premier League titles with City, says he has no intention of leaving a club where he is very happy.

He said: “How could I not be? I love this place and I love everything about Manchester City.

“I have been here for a long time. I feel like it is my club now and I want to be here as long as I can.

“As far as I am aware it is pretty much sorted. I leave it to the legal side to sort but I am very happy at this club and hopefully in the near future I will be signing that contract.”

Hart joined City from Shrewsbury for £600,000 in 2006. He emerged as a senior player during a successful loan at Birmingham in 2009-10 and he returned to City to supplant Shay Given as first choice the following season.

Such was the impression he made that he soon also established himself as England’s number one.

He went through a sticky spell last season when a series of errors led to him being dropped by Pellegrini.

He responded well to that setback and reasserted himself in the second half of the campaign and City’s summer signing of a new deputy in Willy Caballero has seen him step up again.

News of his potential new deal comes after another outstanding display as City snatched a place in the Champions League last 16 with a famous 2-0 away win at Roma on Wednesday.

He said: “I feel good at the moment and the team is working well. I feel like I am doing my bit and the boys are doing it at the other end.”

Published: Friday 12th December 2014 by The News Editor

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