Celtic are expected to strengthen their ranks further in upcoming transfer windows. It has become very clear in the first few months of Brendan Rodgers' second stint as the Hoops' manager that there is a lot of room for improvement in the squad. It remains to be seen how successful they are in filling those voids.
There are quite a few positions in the squad which could do with reinforcements, whether it may be the need for a new starter or just some strength in depth. Goalkeeper has been to be considered as one such position.
Joe Hart has been the number one for Celtic since he arrived in the summer of 2021 from Tottenham Hotspur. To be fair to the Englishman, he has done a good job, both as a player and as a leader of a relatively young squad.
But he will be 37 years of age before this season is over. Sooner or later, Celtic will need to bring in the successor to Hart between the posts at Parkhead.
Insider names Celtic transfer priority ahead of January
It does look like signing a new goalkeeper is a priority for the Hoops. As reported by GIVEMESPORT, Dean Jones said:
"I think raising the quality of the Celtic squad will be crucial. It's something that Rodgers has alluded to recently himself. The numbers are there for Celtic, but the quality isn’t. I think more than anything, you realise that when you get to Champions League matches, and you just see that they're just nowhere near it most of the time. So, they will look for players who can take them to that next level. A new goalkeeper will be a priority, but outfield improvements are also needed here."
Now, it remains to be seen who the Hoops end up signing. It is also uncertain whether they will sign a new goalkeeper in January or next summer.
Celtic have been linked with some high-profile goalkeepers in recent times. Caoimhin Kelleher of Liverpool and Andriy Lunin of Real Madrid have been suggested as potential goalkeeper signings for the Hoops. The fans should be delighted if they are able to bring in either of those two.
Never say never in football though. Both are struggling for playing time at their respective clubs. Celtic can provide them the opportunity to start every game.