Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Joe Hart has opened talks over a move to Scottish giants Celtic, as reported by Fabrizio Romano on Twitter.
The Lowdown: Spurs gear up for 2021/22
Looking towards a new era in North London, newly appointed Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo will be keen to shift spare parts of his squad in order to cultivate a winning environment in his dressing room.
Thus far, the Portuguese manager has yielded five early casualties in his term at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, in the form of Juan Foyth, Danny Rose, Erik Lamela, Toby Alderweireld and Paulo Gazzaniga [Transfermarkt].
Could another departure be set to take place in the wake of recent developments?
Should Spurs let Hart go this summer?
The Latest: Romano reveals Hart talks
Transfer guru Romano relayed the following information on Twitter regarding the Hart situation, claiming:
“Celtic have opened talks with Tottenham to sign Joe Hart as new goalkeeper. Negotiations ongoing between the two clubs.”
The Glaswegian outfit are said to be on the lookout for a new stopper due to long-term issues between the sticks [Glasgow Times].
The Verdict: Makes sense due to lack of first-team openings
Facing the prospect of playing third fiddle to Hugo Lloris and new Tottenham import Pierluigi Gollini, it may be the best course of action for Hart to move on to play regular football north of the border.
In 2020/21, the Shrewsbury-born man registered five clean sheets across ten appearances in north London [Transfermarkt].
However, the 6 foot 5 giant has suffered something of a fall from grace in recent years, only managing 57 outings across all competitions in the last four seasons [Transfermarkt].
Nevertheless, his experience within the changing room would be missed by his contemporaries at Spurs.
Once labelled as ‘fantastic’ by fellow England international Fraser Forster, it may be time for the former Manchester City stopper to move on to pastures new [Daily Echo] and re-find that form elsewhere.
In other news, an ex-Tottenham man has backed the club to pursue a Premier League poacher.
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