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Celtic: Hoops closing in on Joe Hart

Celtic: Hoops closing in on Joe Hart -Celtic

Celtic are close to signing Tottenham goalkeeper Joe Hart, according to journalist Ekrem Konur.

The Lowdown: Hart links

The Hoops were first linked with a move for the 34-year-old on Wednesday by transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

He claimed that Celtic opened talks with Spurs over a move for Hart and added on Thursday that an agreement was close.

Konur previously stated that Celtic didn’t want to pay Tottenham for the Englishman, and he feels a move is now gathering pace.

The Latest: Konur post

The Turkish journalist posted on Twitter on Friday morning regarding Hart, stating a move is now down to the ‘minor details’.

Konur said the Hoops are ‘about to complete’ a transfer, which would make him Celtic’s sixth summer signing.

“Celtic are about to complete the Joe Hart transfer. Minor details are being discussed between Tottenham and Celtic.”

Thoughts on Celtic's swoop for Joe Hart?

A smart move!

A smart move!

Could've done better!

Could've done better!

The Verdict: Experience key…

Bringing in a goalkeeper like Hart appeared to be needed, especially when you looked at Celtic’s young and inexperienced backline against FC Midtjylland on Wednesday.

Ange Postecoglou started Anthony Ralston, Stephen Welsh, Dane Murray and Greg Taylor in Denmark – an average age of 21. Scott Bain also came in for Vasilis Barkas with Postecoglou already chopping and changing ‘keepers.

Hart, who has won five major honours during his career and made over 600 senior appearances for club and country, will surely help the Hoops’ young defence going forward.

In other news: ‘Also…’ – Sky Sports drop live TV claim revealing £33k-p/w Celtic target; he loves Parkhead. 

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