Joe Hart’s future at Manchester City is no longer uncertain.
The 27-year-old goalkeeper signed a new contract today, which will keep him at the Etihad until 2019.
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With this long term deal, Hart has cemented his position as the club’s top choice goalkeeper, something that had come under question over the past few months.
Despite being Manchester City’s number one goalkeeper since 2007, the club acquired Willy Cabellero from Malaga this summer, leading some to believe Hart’s status as number one could be changing.
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However, Hart’s strong play has been rewarded with a new contract and some added confidence knowing the club is in full support of England’s top keeper.
Talking to Manchester City’s official website, Hart said he is looking forward to continuing the club’s winning ways.
The new deal means I get to stay longer – the Club’s doing amazing things at the moment, we’ve created history and we want to keep doing that.
I just want to keep winning with the team and keep developing. A lot of the boys have signed long-term deals, so we’re building as a squad and I think that quite a few of us have been here for a long time now.
We’re enjoying building that winning mentality, how the Club is growing is around us and how we need to grow along with it.”
Although the terms of the contract were not made public, it is reported that Hart will make about $188,000 per week, making him one of the highest paid goalkeepers in the world.