England goalkeeper Joe Hart says he plans on improving and learning this season in Serie A, after signing a one-year loan deal to play for Torino this season.
Having fallen down the pecking order at Manchester City under new coach Pep Guardiola, the England international completed his switch to the Granata on Wednesday morning.
Hart, who has played in England for the entirety of his career to date, is eagerly looking forward to the prospect of testing himself in Italy.
“My career has suddenly reached an important turning point,” the 29-year-old told Torino’s official website after signing.
“Torino’s offer came at the right moment for me.
“I’m very excited to test myself in an important and beautiful league like Serie A.
“The history and quality of goalkeepers in Italy is known everywhere and I’m sure than I can learn a lot here at Torino too and it is for these reasons that I accepted President [Urbano] Cairo’s offer.”
The opportunity to work with Attilio Lombardo once again, who is part of the coaching staff at the Granata and also worked at Manchester City, was an important factor for Hart along with the plans Sinisa Mihajlovic has for the season ahead.
“I’ve already met Attilio who I worked with in Manchester and won a lot and I hope to have those same emotions again this year,” Hart continued.
“I have read things about Toro and I know that the coach wants humility and ambition. I like that. That’s how I want to be.”
Hart has now returned to link up with his international teammates on England duty after completing his move.