Joe Hart: 'Not many options for permanent move'

A general view of the London Stadium home of West Ham United

West Ham's Joe Hart preparing to take the Premier League by storm for the second time in his career

"Well the induction was to have a fight with Andy Carroll", Hart joked. "There wasn't an bad lot of movement this summer, goalkeeper-wise, so I'm very grateful".

Asked about the difficulties City have experienced trying to replace him, Hart added: "That's their problem". He also professed that he wanted to make a permanent move, so why is he on a season-long loan at West Ham?

Hart, ironically, starts his new chapter in Manchester at old rivals United tomorrow and expects the usual boos.

New West Ham goalkeeper Joe Hart showed up for his first press conference in claret and blue sporting a fetching black eye.

As announced on West Ham's official website in May, the Premier League outfit have activated a two-year option in Adrian's contract.

"The permanent was going to be hard". But that wasn't meant to be and West Ham have been absolutely fantastic towards me. "I don't think about it in a negative way". I want to be learning and improving all the time so I'd like to think I'm a better keeper than when I walked through the door here a couple of weeks ago. "I want to be an England goalkeeper playing for West Ham, I really do".

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"This season will be an interesting one, for everyone and certainly me and it's something I've always embraced". He's very important on the pitch and is great in the dressing room.

"Jamo actually said I'd love it here when I spoke to him". If going on loan is what needs to happen then for me that's fine.

Hart was shipped out on loan to Serie A outfit Torino last season as the Spaniard brought in Claudio Bravo from Barcelona, but the former Shrewsbury prospect is delighted to be back in the Premier League with West Ham.

"I'm trying to make a point to Slaven Bilic, he's my coach", Hart said.

"They're my coaches, the people whose opinions I care about".

"I can't answer why City let me go". You can either moan about it and you can make smart comments and try to work out why it was done, or you can just get on with it. There's no point taking it too personally because it's not all about me. It helped me to learn a different way of living and brought some new styles of football to me. different ideas, a different manager. "And if everyone has a similar mindset, we have a risky squad".

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