David Sullivan has crowned Joe Hart as “the best goalkeeper I’ve worked with” after signing him on loan from Manchester City.
Hart became West Ham’s second signing of the summer after arriving on a season-long loan from the Etihad Stadium.
West Ham co-owner Sullivan was positively glowing when discussing the England international, with Hammers shot-stopper Adrian reacting on social media.
“Joe was absolutely fantastic for us at Birmingham City eight years ago,” Sullivan told West Ham’s official website. “He is ” and I fully expect him to be equally as good for us this coming season.
“I have been working on this transfer for some months and to see Joe wearing a West Ham United shirt is very satisfying. I expect him to be a great player for our club and can’t wait to see him in a Hammers shirt at London Stadium for the first time.
“Joe has gone from strength to strength since his season at Birmingham, when he was voted Player of the Year, and it would not surprise me at all if he is in the running for the Hammer of the Year award come next May.”
Adrian reacted to the comments on Twitter:
Thanks for your sincerity! But you still having "two great professionals" respecting,fighting & defending this badge⚒ https://t.co/mISuWCx6Bm
— Adrián San Miguel (@AdriSanMiguel) July 19, 2017