Manchester United legend tipped to join Celtic

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Celtic are expected to be busy in the upcoming summer transfer window and their biggest task is going to be finding a replacement for Joe Hart. The Englishman goalkeeper proved a lot of critics wrong during his three-year stint at Parkhead, as he helped the club to seven trophies. He has vacated the first-team gloves though, having retired at the end of the 2023/24 campaign.

Celtic have been linked with numerous goalkeepers in recent times. Caoimhin Kelleher, Andriy Lunin, Ugurcan Cakir, Anthony Patterson and several others have been suggested as potential options.

Another name has been floated recently. It is that of David De Gea. The Spaniard left Manchester United in the summer of 2023 and has been without a club since.

It's remarkable that De Gea has not found a new club since leaving Manchester United. He kept the most clean sheets in the Premier League even in his last season at Old Trafford. Could a move to Celtic transpire in the future?

Manchester United legend tipped to join Celtic

Many wonder whether Celtic making a move for De Gea is even a realistic proposition, considering the salary he was on at Manchester United. Andy Walker does appear to believe so though. As reported by the Daily Record, he said on The Go Radio Football Show:

"He is still out of contract and the great thing about Celtic just now is they can offer any player the Champions League."

He further went on to add about De Gea and Celtic:

"I know that De Gea has made ridiculous sums of money in his career but maybe the fact that he is out of contract will work for all parties. I wouldn’t rule out a big signing for Celtic - someone that has got a name, like De Gea who has a name that would excite people."

Of course, signing De Gea would be seen as a major move on the part of Celtic. But pulling off such a high-profile move feels almost impossible at this point in time. Never say never in football though. Anything can happen.

One could argue that De Gea does not need a significant package anymore, considering the contract he had with Manchester United. Could the idea of playing in front of the Celtic crowd attract him, seeing how well it went for Hart.