Journalist makes Caoimhin Kelleher to Celtic claim

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Caoimhin Kelleher is someone who has been linked with a move to Celtic, on and off, for months now. For many, the Liverpool goalkeeper would be a dream signing with the Hoops in need of replacing the retiring Joe Hart. But one has to wonder how realistic pulling it off is. The Irishman would have no lack of options if he were to depart Anfield. On the other hand, it is expected to take a significant transfer fee to convince the Premier League giants to part ways with him.

Kelleher is arguably the best cover goalkeeper in the Premier League. Whenever he has been given a chance, he has impressed, even playing a key part in a couple of League Cup-winning campaigns for Liverpool.

Unfortunately, Alisson Becker is the number one for Liverpool. He has been one of the best goalkeepers in the world for many years now and is a club legend. Replacing him in the starting XI is no easy task.

Kelleher is 25 years of age though and needs to be playing regular football at this stage of his career. And suggestions have been growing that he could leave Liverpool this summer in search of a starting role.

Journalist makes Caoimhin Kelleher to Celtic claim

The idea of Kelleher moving to Celtic has not been completely ruled out yet. As reported by Rousing The Kop, journalist Graeme Bailey said:

"Celtic would be ideal for him but in terms of his wages he’d probably be out of their reach already. But I wouldn’t rule them out of the equation, I think a deal could be done there in some way."

A loan move could be a solution but it would only be a short-term one. Is that what Celtic need right now, with Hart retiring and no long-term goalkeeper in sight?

It remains to be seen how things play out in the Kelleher to Celtic transfer saga over the next few weeks. The chances of a move happening are slim but not zero. One thing is clear, the Republic of Ireland international cannot continue being the number two at Liverpool for much longer.