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Hart wanted a permanent move

joe-hart-manchester-city-hull-premier-league_3001982Joe Hart has admitted he would have preferred to find a permanent move away from Manchester City as he prepares for his West Ham Premier League debut.

 

Speaking to Sky Sports he said: “I don’t think there were too many options for me to go on a permanent, if any. That was my ideal situation.

“When you’ve asked me questions I’ve always answered honestly, and ideally I wanted to be signing a permanent deal somewhere so I could set my life up and have a direction.

When you become a professional footballer there is no written contract that says you have to play first-team football.

“It’s a job at the end of the day but there are a lot of us, myself included, who just love playing football and I’m just lucky that it’s my job.

“It’s a short career. The money side of it is great and it is important, but at the end of the day I’m a young guy, I want to play football, that’s all I want to do. If going on loan is what needs to happen then for me that’s fine.

“I’m trying to make a point to Slaven Bilic, he’s my coach. I’m trying to make my point to Gareth Southgate, they’re my coaches, they’re the people whose opinions I care about.

“I’ve always said the standard of ‘keepers in England is very high. It’s a privileged position to play for the country. Every single time I’ve put on that number one jersey I have been very proud and very excited for what comes with it.”

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