Celtic need to make a number of signings over the course of the next month or so. There are several positions in the squad which need strengthening, one of them being goalkeeper.
The Hoops have three options at goalkeeper at this point of time – Vasilis Barkas, Scott Bain and Conor Hazard. All of them have gotten runs in the first-team since the start of the 2020/21 campaign. But none of them have managed to convince yet that they are the long-term solution there.
As a result, it should not come as a surprise if the club end up signing another goalkeeper this summer and one name that they have been linked with recently is Joe Hart.
And it looks like a move to Parkhead might very well be on the cards for Hart. As tweeted out by Fabrizio Romano, negotiations are progressing, an agreement is now close and Tottenham Hotspur are open to letting him leave:
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Could Hart be the answer for Celtic?
Hart has not been a regular starter for a club for quite some time now. According to stats from Transfermarkt, he made 10 appearances for Tottenham Hotspur last season, keeping 5 clean sheets in the process of doing so.
He is not known for his ability to play out from the back. Thus, one has to wonder if he would be the right fit in Ange Postecoglou’s style of football. Also, at 34 years of age, he won’t be the long-term solution between the posts.
But on the other hand, he has top level experience under his belt. He is also a commanding presence in the box and has very fast reflexes. At the top of his game, Hart is a brilliant goalkeeper. And if he can rediscover his form, then he could prove to be a fantastic signing for the Hoops. Now it remains to be seen if the Hoops can get a deal for Hart over the line.