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Manchester City have confirmed their goalkeeper Joe Hart has left the Etihad temporarily and completed a loan move to Torino on the deadline day of the summer transfer window.

The 29-year-old joined the Citizens from Shrewsbury Town and has been a regular inclusion in the starting lineup since 2010. He was an integral member of the two title winning squad for City.

Pep Guardiola arrived at the Etihad from Bayern Munich earlier this summer. The former Barcelona manager fielded Argentine Willy Caballero ahead of Hart in the first three Premier League matches.

In addition to this, City signed Claudio Bravo from Barcelona, which saw Hart move down the pecking order. The situation forced Hart to leave the Premier League club and join Torino on a season-long loan deal on Wednesday.

"Joe Hart has joined Torino on loan until the end of the 2016/17 season," a statement read on City's official website.

"A key figure in a golden age in the Club's history, Joe has collected as many individual prizes as he has team honours in his decade at the Etihad Stadium.

"No goalkeeper has won more Premier League Golden Gloves titles than Joe's four, he's also been named in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year twice and is well clear of more than a century of clean sheets for the Blues."

After completing the move the England international admitted that he is looking forward to test himself in the Serie A, following his loan switch to Torino.

"Torino's offer came at the right moment for me, in the right manner, and I'm very excited to test myself in an important and beautiful league such as Serie A," The Guardian quoted Hart as saying.

"Everyone knows the history of goalkeepers in Italy, and I'm sure I can learn in Torino. That's why I accepted President Cairo's proposal.

"I already know [assistant manager] Attilio Lombardo, we won a lot working together in Manchester and I hope to experience the same success this year. The coach here wants humility and ambition. I like that. That's how I want to be."