Celtic can solve their major goalkeeping issues for as little as £1m if they choose to move for Joe Hart, the Daily Record reports.
The Record believes that the Hoops have made contact with Tottenham Hotspur to sign the veteran international goalkeeper. This comes after some unconvincing performances from Vasilis Barkas and Scott Bain in pre-season.
Hart’s contract in London runs out at the end of the season. But Tottenham are happy to let him depart so long as they bag a fee.
The Record reports that Hart’s final year with Tottenham would bag him £2.5m. But it’s claimed that Tottenham are open to doing a deal for the former England number one.
Celtic are due to face Hearts tomorrow night, with manager Ange Postecoglou having a big decision to make on who plays in goal.
Celtic can wrap up Joe Hart deal in a cheap manner
Hart won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but there’s no denying there’s a good goalkeeper in there. The fact Spurs even wanted him on their books under Jose Mourinho proves that he still has something.
Celtic are in a position now where we can’t be too picky. The season is upon us, and not strengthening our number one position is already hurting the club.
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Hart would come in and instantly be a better option than anything we currently have. Yes he’s failed to cement himself with several English clubs, but his CV is still an impressive one.
It doesn’t look as though we’ll have a new goalkeeper in for tomorrow’s game at Hearts. However, Celtic must be eyeing up the Europa League qualifier against Jablonec next Thursday as the ideal time to have someone in.
That’s looking more and more as if it’s going to be Hart. And it also looks as though the transfer fee involved would hardly be an issue. If Celtic can solve their goalkeeping issues out for £1m, we’ll be doing well.
Of course, we’ll see what happens in the coming days. The signs are, however, that this deal is certainly viable.