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loan from Manchester City.
The 30-year-old spent last season on loan with Torino after Pep Guardiola took over as City boss last year and Hart was told once again he was not in the Spaniard’s plans.
West Ham is believed to be paying a loan fee of around $5.9 million for Hart and the deal does not include a buyback option at the end of the 2017-18 season. City has agreed to contribute towards Hart’s wages.
“It’s important for me to play football and to get the opportunity to come here and play is absolutely awesome,” the ex-Shrewsbury stopper told West Ham’s TV channel.
“To be playing in the Premier League for a big club like West Ham, I’m really looking forward to the season.
“We’ve moved into London Stadium and we’ve got Slaven (Bilic) in charge who I’ve spoken to and I’ve always enjoyed as a manager.
“He obviously did a good job with Croatia and he’s doing a good job here, so to get the opportunity to come here, it wasn’t really a hard decision.”
Hart, whose City contract expires in 2019, is expected to join his new teammates on a preseason tour of Austria.
Another keeper on the move is Arsenal’s Wojciech Szczesny, with the Poland international on the brink of sealing a transfer to Juventus.
The Italian champion confirmed on Tuesday that Szczesny was in Turin for a medical ahead of a move worth up to $17.4 million.
The 27-year-old, who spent the past two seasons on loan at Roma, will likely serve as back-up to veteran Italy international Gianluigi Buffon.
Szczesny last played for Arsenal in its 2015 FA Cup final victory over Aston Villa. He was a regular for Roma, playing 38 Serie A games last season.
He made his Arsenal debut in September 2009, going on to make 132 appearances for the Gunners.
Juve is also expected to conclude a $14 million deal to sign Italy defender Mattia De Sciglio from AC Milan, with the 24-year-old due in Turin on Wednesday, according to Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport.
Juventus last week brought in Brazilian winger Douglas Costa on loan from Bayern Munich, while agreeing to sell Bonucci to AC Milan for an estimated $46 million.