Hart To Be Honoured By City

Hart To Be Honoured By City

Manchester City are poised to welcome Joe Hart back to the Etihad this weekend by naming a training pitch in his honour.

The England goalkeeper spent a decade with the Citizens and made 348 appearances, winning two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and two League Cups during his successful time in Manchester.

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Hart faces his former employers for the first time on Saturday when Burnley visit his old stomping ground, with the home fans also planning a fitting tribute to their former hero.

The 31-year-old was shown the door by Pep Guardiola and initially forced to spend two years out on loan at Torino and West Ham United before making a permanent £4m summer switch to the Clarets.

Hart failed to receive a proper send-off at the time and now City’s bosses want to make sure their former number one is properly recognised by the club.

City named a training pitch after former midfielder Yaya Toure at the end of last season and it is believed a similar gesture is being considered for Hart.