Celtic want to sign Brest goalkeeper Marco Bizot during the January transfer window, according to French outlet Homme du Match.
He has started all of their Ligue 1 matches so far, but boasts the second poorest shot-stopping record in the division. The Dutchman has conceded 4.8 goals more than his xG concession rate (via FBRef).
Indeed, Celtic have strengthened their goalkeeping ranks in recent months with the acquisition of Joe Hart, who has been Ange Postecoglou’s first choice in the role.
The report from Homme du Match stated that Bizot could make a swift exit from his new club, with Celtic lining up a January move.
The Hoops would like to sign the 1.93m (6 foot 4) goalkeeper on loan, but Brest will have ‘no interest’ in such a proposal unless it includes an obligation to buy in the summer.
Perhaps the idea would be for Bizot to come in and apply pressure to Hart, keeping him on his toes. However, Celtic are already fairly well-stocked in the goalkeeping department, with Scott Bain, Conor Hazard and Vasilis Barkas all supporting Hart.
When you also consider the Dutchman’s alarmingly poor form in Ligue 1, it doesn’t seem like it would be the most prudent investment.
If they can avoid an obligation to buy, they could take him on a trial basis, which wouldn’t represent any great risk. Otherwise, though, Celtic should forget this one.
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