Joe Hart the perfect goalkeeper to answer Burnley’s prayers
Burnley have put an end to their goalkeeping dilemma by snapping up Manchester City shot-stopper Joe Hart. According to BBC, the former England goalkeeper was bought for a fee of around £3.5million on a two-year deal.
The Clarets were left with Anders Lindegaard as their only fit first-team goalkeeper after both Nick Pope and Tom Heaton succumbed to injuries. Sean Dyche’s men are gearing up for their first European campaign after a 51-year wait.
Acquiring Joe Hart was absolutely crucial to Sean Dyche given that he would be needing all his players to show up on a regular basis. Joe Hart is a very experienced goalkeeper who has plied his trade with some of the biggest clubs around.
The Shrewsbury Town youth graduate made the move to Manchester City in 2006 and went on to make a total of 266 Premier League appearances for the club. He was one of their leading performers when City lifted their very first Premier League title.
The two-time Premier League champion also won the Golden Glove award for four consecutive years from 2011-2015. He is definitely one of the best shot-stoppers England has seen and will forever remain in their memories.
The arrival of Pep Guardiola saw Joe Hart get frozen out of the squad. He moved out on loan but his loan spells didn’t prove to be successful. Moving to Turf Moor was the perfect decision from the 31-year-old, who can now establish himself as the first-team keeper at the club.
Sean Dyche is a pure motivator and will instil a sense of confidence in the goalkeeper. Joe Hart also possesses the experience of playing in Europe with Manchester City. The goalkeeper has played at every level there is and he is a brilliant shot-stopper with excellent reflexes.
Hart is a very vocal goalkeeper who likes to keep his defence in check. His dominant personality will certainly bode well with the likes of Ben Mee, James Tarkowski, Ben Gibson and Matthew Lowton in the squad.
Sean Dyche has also acquired Matej Vydra from Derby County (h/t BBC), strengthening the squad in key areas before the start of the season. The manager can now focus on Burnley’s opening game against Southampton.