JOE HART claims he has “always loved the club” after joining West Ham on a £4.5million season-long loan deal.
He will bank an incredible £55,000 a week from Manchester City – with another £120k from Hammers taking his pay packet to £175k.
Hart told West Ham’s official site: “It’s important for me to play football. and to get the opportunity to come here and play is absolutely awesome.
“To be playing in the Premier League for a big club like West Ham, I’m really looking forward to the season.
“I’ve always loved the Club. And I think you’ll struggle to find anyone, apart from the direct opposing fans around London, who doesn’t love the Club.
“It’s got something about it, it’s got a lot history and I’ve always loved playing against West Ham.
“We’ve moved into London Stadium and we’ve got Slaven in charge who I’ve spoken to and I’ve always enjoyed as a manager.
“He obviously did a good job with Croatia and he’s doing a good job here. so to get the opportunity to come here, it wasn’t really a hard decision.
I’d like to think I’ve obviously left Manchester City on loan this season. but the club as a whole, especially the supporters, have always been fantastic to me.
“I’d never change how I feel about that club, as it’ll always be a very special club to me.
“It’ll be fun to play against them because I’ll be banned when it comes to the actual season. while I’m sure Manchester United will welcome me with open arms if I get the nod”
England’s No1 keeper was surplus to requirements at the Etihad under Pep Guardiola.