Celtic manager Neil Lennon has been alerted to the form and availability of Vaclav Hladky, according to The Scottish Sun.

The paper reports that with his contract due to run out this summer, Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is also interested in his services.

Hladky has been one of the stand-out goalkeepers in the Scottish Premiership this season, helping the Buddies concede fewer goals than most of their bottom-six rivals.

With Celtic potentially on the hunt for a new ‘keeper before the new season, he could be a decent choice.

However, he’s refused to be drawn on his future other than to suggest he’s aware clubs will be keen on signing him.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, Hladky said: “Nobody has dealt with me. Of course the clubs know I will be out of contract.

 

“There is no football to write about in the media, so you get speculation. I’m not addressing it yet.

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“No-one knows how things will go, and whether the league will finish or not – or how it will be next season.”

With Fraser Forster only in Glasgow on loan and Craig Gordon’s deal expiring, currently the only goalkeeper due to be at Celtic Park next season is Scott Bain.

Even if Forster signs permanently, which many of us are hoping for, we could still need a quality third choice to really give the position depth.

Vaclav Hladky celebrates winning a St Mirren penalty shoot-out

Vaclav Hladky celebrates winning a St Mirren penalty shoot-out. / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Hladky would fall into the kind of budget range suitable for such a role, even if his talents suggest he should be starting week-to-week at a club.

Perhaps the promise of a pay bump and the prestige of playing for Celtic could help convince the Czech to play a squad role, however.

One to keep an eye on once we are through the ongoing health crisis.

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