Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly ‘poised’ to complete the signing of free agent Joe Hart after the England goalkeeper’s contract expired at Burnley – and Spurs supporters have responded on Twitter.
Hart, 33, has been a free agent since his contract at Burnley expired at the end of last season. In two years at Turf Moor, the 75-time England international managed just 24 appearances as his career continues to dwindle.
Since being ousted by Pep Guardiola at Manchester in 2016, Hart went on loan to Torino and West Ham before completing a permanent Burnley move. Now, he is on the lookout for a new club.
The Telegraph state that Spurs are ‘poised’ to sign Hart, with The Times explaining that Spurs want homegrown players in order to balance the quota. A Premier League team can name 25 players, but only 17 can be overseas.
It meant Jose Mourinho could only name 21 players back in February. With Michel Vorm and Jan Vertonghen leaving, Mourinho has the chance to replace them with homegrown players and Hart is seen as ideal.
The Times report does state that Hart earned £50,000 a week at Burnley and Spurs are unwilling to match that figure, while Ben Foster could also be considered. Spurs fans reacted to the reports on Twitter.
Big voice in the dressing room. Premier League winner. Not against this at all. https://t.co/Ea1Pg5pZHB
— George Hopcraft (@hopcraft_george) August 17, 2020
He wont be joining as 3rd choice. I'm pleased with this, smart addition.
— Simon (@officialsmoody) August 17, 2020
Probably the third choice, don't mind that at all
— 𝗛𝗮𝘇 (@EliteYid) August 17, 2020
Good move, keeping it homegrown allows Whiteman and Austin to go out on Loan to get much needed development and game time. Lots of games in a Season.
— Callum Knowles (@iamknowlesieboy) August 17, 2020
He may not be what the fans want, but his winning attitude is what the squad need. I’m ok with this signing, seeing as he’s a backup.
— Anson ⚽️🐓🏴🏉 (@ansonharries) August 17, 2020
I’d take him on a free
— Adam Houckham (@adman1981) August 17, 2020
I’d take Hart all day long.
— Steve Harle (@steevi1da) August 17, 2020