By Abigail Withey
Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart is set to become West Ham’s highest earning player next season and will be paid a staggering £175,000-a-week, according to a recent report.
The Sun has revealed that the 30-year-old will be paid a weekly wage of £120,000 from the Hammers in addition to another £55,000-a-week from his current club City.
The newspaper claim on their website that the England international will be paid the extra funds because of bonuses and image rights within his current contract at the Etihad which expires in 2019.
It is said that the City stopper is entitled to the bonus fees despite being on loan at another club, as the same price was paid while on loan at Torino last season.
The report states that Hart had agreed a season-long loan with the Hammers and, after completing a successful medical yesterday, there are only a few more arrangements to be made before the transfer is confirmed.
The east London outfit are currently in Austria on a pre-season tour and recently drew 0-0 with Sturm Graz II at the Thermenstadion.
West Ham will face fellow English club Fulham at the Sportzentrum Graz-Weinzodl on Thursday in another pre-season friendly, and it is thought that if Hart’s deal is complete he could make his debut during the match.
In other West Ham news, the Irons plan offer for international striker.