Joe Hart
Joe Harthas committed his future to Manchester City after signing a new deal on Friday.Getty

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has committed his future to the club by signing a contract extension.

The England international was reportedly a transfer target for Liverpool after it was believed that Manuel Pellegrini would offload the stopper in the next summer transfer window.

However, the speculation surrounding his future has now ended as the new deal will keep him at the Etihad till the summer of 2019.

A statement on City's official website said: "Joe Hart has committed his long-term future to the Club, agreeing terms on a new contract at the Etihad Stadium which will run until the end of the 2018/19 season."

"The England international, 27, joins fellow two-time Barclays Premier League champions Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko, Aleksandar Kolarov, Samir Nasri and David Silva in signing a new deal in 2014."

"It's a contract that will keep Joe at City until 2019, at which point he will have been at the club for 13 years," it added.

Hart has expressed his delight after he put pen to paper and has now set his eyes on winning more silverware with the Premier League champions in the future.

"I'm really happy, I've been here a long time now and I want to keep that going. The new deal means I get to stay longer – the Club's doing amazing things at the moment, we've created history and we want to keep doing that," Hart told City's official website.

"Wanting to stay here was never going to be an issue for me - I've loved every moment since I joined. The Club's growing and I've been really lucky to be part of the ride."

"I just want to keep winning with the team and keep developing. A lot of the boys have signed long-term deals, so we're building as a squad and I think that quite a few of us have been here for a long time now."

"We're enjoying building that winning mentality, how the Club is growing is around us and how we need to grow along with it," he explained.