Report: Celtic have two unnamed goalkeeping targets beyond Forster, Hart and Marshall
Celtic’s hunt for a goalkeeper is not limited to Fraser Forster, Joe Hart and David Marshall this summer, The Daily Record reports.
All three have been widely linked with the Hoops in recent days, though Celtic’s attempts to sign Forster up for another season are said to have stalled greatly.
As we discussed last night, Marshall is a potential budget option for Neil Lennon, with Wigan entering administration this week.
Discussions involving the representatives of Joe Hart have also reached an advanced stage, The Daily Record say.
However, the paper also states that at least two other, unnamed, goalkeepers are in Lennon’s sights as potential Forster replacements.
Clearly Celtic are ramping up the search for a number one, or at least someone who can compete with Scott Bain.
It’s easy to forget Bain impressed in his initial appearances for the club and had threatened to make the position his own in 2018/19 prior to the re-arrival of the Englishman.
Casting the net as far and wide as possible is prudent of the club.
All of the ‘keepers mentioned have similar profiles – experienced professionals with international caps and history at the elite level.
It’d be interesting if the club were also looking for younger talents, someone who could potentially remain between the sticks for years to come.
When considering the big picture, that’s arguably what we need.
However, with the club’s entire focus on securing ten-in-a-row, it’s understandable that Lennon would try and turn to someone he knows and trusts.
Inevitably that’s going to be a player whose best years are in the past but that could be re-energised by a move to Celtic working under goalkeeping coach Stevie Woods.
As always, we’ll keep an eye out on future transfer reports, in an effort to figure out who this mystery duo might be.