Celtic-linked goalkeeper in talks to join Rangers

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It will be interesting to see how Celtic approach the upcoming summer transfer window, especially if they manage to complete the double this weekend. One thing that is pretty certain though is the Hoops signing a goalkeeper to replace the retiring Joe Hart. It is absolutely necessary that he is replaced with a reliable number one.

Celtic have been linked with a variety of goalkeepers in recent months. Caoimhin Kelleher, Koen Casteels, Ugurcan Cakir and several others are believed to be on their radar heading into the summer transfer window.

One of the players Celtic have been linked with recently is Liam Kelly. The Scottish goalkeeper spent the last few years at Motherwell but is set to become a free agent this summer.

But as reported by The Scottish Sun, Kelly is in talks over a return to Rangers. He is in line to become part of Philippe Clement's summer rebuild.

Celtic-linked goalkeeper in talks to join Rangers

At 28 years of age, someone like Kelly could be a decent addition to many clubs. Of course, one has to wonder whether he is good enough to be a regular starter for a club like Celtic.

Playing for Celtic is not just about being a good player. It is also about being able to deal with the pressure of being expected to win every domestic trophy and game.

It is also worth mentioning that Kelly came through the youth ranks at Ibrox. So, it is not hard to understand why he might be attracted to the idea of a return to where it all started, although, if Jack Butland stays, it is hard to imagine the Scot getting a ton of playing time.

On the other hand, it remains to be seen how Celtic's race to sign Hart's replacement turns out. Let just hope that it has a happy ending.