England 'keeper Joe Hart arrives in Torino to warm welcome

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 31, 2016 10:22 AM
England 'keeper Joe Hart arrives in Torino to warm welcome
FILE - In this Monday, June 27, 2016 file photo, England goalkeeper Joe Hart walks on the pitch during the Euro 2016 round of 16 soccer match between England and Iceland, at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, France. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, file)
TURIN, Italy (AP) — England goalkeeper Joe Hart is on the verge of completing a loan move to Torino from Manchester City.

Hart, who was given permission to leave the England camp to fly to Italy, underwent a medical at the Serie A club on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old was greeted by around 200 fans loudly chanting his name at Torino's headquarters, and there were further cheers and applause when he appeared at the window brandishing a club jersey with his name on the back.

Hart has lost his starting spot at City since new coach Pep Guardiola arrived during the offseason.

Hart follows a long list of English players to ply their trade in Italy, but is one of the few at the top of his game to move abroad in recent times.

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