Hart happy to wait for new deal

16 January 2011

Man City keeper Joe Hart has revealed he is likely to begin negotiations about a new deal at Eastlands at the end of the season.

Hart has established himself as City's number one this season ahead of the experienced Shay Given and the England keeper has admitted he wants to stay at Eastlands long term as Roberto Mancini's men look to remain in the top four in the Premier League.

The England international still has two-and-a-half years left on his current City deal and is in no rush to begin negotiations over a new contract.

"There haven't been any talks yet ­because City have ­publicly stated they're not going to ­discuss contracts with any player until the summer," Hart told the Sunday Mirror.

"At the end of the ­season I'll still have two years left to run on my deal, so it's really not an issue at the moment."

He added: "But I want to stay here at City for as long as I can and I am sure things will move forward at the end of the season."