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Hart wanted permanent move away from Manchester City

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Schalke's Ukrainian midfielder Yevhen Konoplyanka reacts during the UEFA Europa League group I football match between FC Schalke 04 and FC Krasnodar in Gelsenkirchen western Germany

Hart and West Ham will open the season with a trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on Sunday.

West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic has told Slobodna Dalmacija in his native Croatia that he wanted to sign Sandro Ramirez this summer, but the forward chose a move to Everton instead.

City manager Pep Guardiola clearly has no interest in the stopper and Hart has made no secret of the fact that he would have preferred a permanent move away from the Etihad this summer but several factors made that impossible.

"I'd like to think I have come back from Italy a better keeper".

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

Hart, along with the three other new signings at the club will certainly add the experience of success, so does the keeper think that is important?

"I'm trying to make a point to Slaven", said Hart. If going on loan is what needs to happen then for me that's fine. I'm trying to make my point to Gareth Southgate, they're my coaches, they're the people whose opinions I care about.

"You can moan about it and you can make smart comments and try to work out why it was done, or you can get on with it. There's no point me taking it too personally because it's not all about me".

"I come here with high demands on my team-mates because I demand a lot of myself". It helped me to learn a different way of living and brought some new styles of football to me. different ideas, a different manager.

Hart is ready for his next challenge.

"But luckily that's who and what I am, that's what I love doing, so working hard isn't a problem for me, digging deep isn't a problem for me, that's who I am and that's what I will continue doing until my body won't let me". They took me as a 19-year-old boy from Shrewsbury Town, took a punt on me, and I've had some fantastic times there, built some great relationships.

"I can not be any more grateful for the opportunity they have given me. I'm now on loan at West Ham and the 25 shirt I've enjoyed a lot of good times in it". We just have to reach for the top.

Tracey Corbin wrote how she would "be very disappointed if Joe Hart keeps his England place" as he "looked very average today".

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