Celtic could be set to offer Tottenham goalkeeper Joe Hart the chance to become the top-earner at Parkhead, in order to seal a transfer this week [Football Insider].
The Lowdown: Celtic look to rectify their goalkeeping issues
Having already started 2021/22 in poor fashion on a domestic and European front, Ange Postecoglou will be keen to get some experience into the building to rectify problem positions.
The goalkeeping department has become a particular bugbear for the Hoops in the last year, with none of Vasilis Barkas, Scott Bain or Conor Hazard able to hold down the number one jersey.
Desperate for reinforcements, the Celts now look set to offer a mouth-watering pay packet to 34-year-old Hart.
Would Hart be a good addition for Celtic?
The Latest: Hoops could make Hart their highest earner at Parkhead to seal deal
Relayed by a Hoops source at Football Insider, they are set to offer the former Manchester City goalkeeper a deal worth in excess of £35k-per-week to lure him north of the border, before their inaugural home fixture of the campaign against Dundee on August 8th.
Postecoglou is said to have requested a proven goalkeeper capable of functioning within a powder keg environment, with Hart fitting the bill due to his extensive CV at club and international level.
Any prospective agreement could make the Spurs stopper the highest paid individual at Celtic Park, with the arrival of new keeper Pierluigi Gollini at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium paving the way for his exit.
The Verdict: Hart would be a high-profile signing who would excite Celtic supporters
Possessing experience, the ability to command a defence and elite-level pedigree, Hart would be a high-profile addition with the tools to succeed at Celtic.
Since the introduction of the Premier League Golden Glove award in 2004/05, Hart has won the accolade four times, taking him to joint-top of the list [Premier League].
In 2020/21, he was on the periphery in North London, keeping five clean sheets from ten appearances in all competitions [Transfermarkt].
Once labelled as ‘fantastic’ by former Celt Fraser Forster, the Hoops should look to finalise a swoop for Hart as soon as possible [Daily Echo].
In other news, an update has emerges on a reported Celtic target.
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