Report: Celtic to pay Joe Hart £15k-per-week with permanent move close
Fabrizio Romano has reported that Celtic will be paying Joe Hart £15k-per-week in order to secure his services from Tottenham Hotspur.
The reliable Italian journalist revealed the wages the Hoops will be splashing out in order to finally solve the club’s goalkeeping crisis.
It was yesterday reported by the Daily Mail that Hart will have a medical in Scotland today. This comes after Celtic and Spurs agreed a £1million fee for the former England number one.
The Mail claims that Hart’s desire for first-team football was a key factor in his move. Over the last 12 months, he’s played second fiddle to Hugo Lloris in North London.
Celtic, meanwhile, have struggled to solve their goalkeeping issues in the early stages of the season. Both Vasilis Barkas and Scott Bain have had opportunities, but neither have impressed whatsoever.
Celtic needed Joe Hart regardless of how divisive his signing may be
There’s no denying the signing of Hart will divide supporters. Many will question his own abilities after a fall from grace that’s seen him rooted to the Spurs bench.
Others, meanwhile, will take one look at his CV and be buzzing with the opportunity to snap him up. After all, he’s done more in the game than any of our current goalkeeping options.
The truth is that Celtic needed Hart this summer. We simply can’t go on like we have done in pre-season with both Barkas and Bain. A new number one was always going to be a top priority, and it’s great to see the club moving for one.
If Celtic can rejuvenate Hart and get his confidence back up to its previous standard, we’ll have won a watch with this one. You don’t become England and Manchester City number one without having something about you.
Hart would arrive in Scotland with 340 appearances to his name in the EPL. Not to forget his 75 England appearances either or even his 36 in Serie A [Transfermarkt]. He’s more than equipped for the job ahead.
And it’s good to see we’re getting it done quickly too. There can simply be no more messing about from the club this summer.