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Celtic have just signed a player who Lionel Messi once called 'phenomenal'

Celtic have completed the double signing of Joe Hart and James McCarthy.

Both are experienced, high-calibre players who’ll bolster the Hoops ranks significantly.

And Hart was once deemed “phenomenal” by none other than Lionel Messi.

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Celtic have signed an “outstanding” goalkeeper

On 18 March 2015, Manchester City faced Barcelona in the Champions League last 16 second leg.

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The Blaugrana won 3-1 on aggregate, but Hart’s heroics at Camp Nou kept his side in the tie and limited the opposition to a narrow 1-0 win.

Messi was quoted by Sky Sports as saying: “He was phenomenal, he stopped everything.

“We have to congratulate him on a great game because he’s a fantastic goalkeeper.”

Andres Iniesta, meanwhile, added: “Hart was key to keeping them in it and was great in one-on-one situations. He was outstanding.”

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Hart has joined Celtic in a reported £1million deal (Evening Standard) and has penned a three-year contract at Parkhead.

The 34-year-old has won two Premier League titles, two League Cups and one FA Cup during his career

Hart joined Spurs last year and made 10 appearances during the 2020-21 campaign.

However, new boss Nuno Espirito Santo has brought in a new goalkeeper in Pierluigi Gollini.

Hugo Lloris remains Tottenham’s first-choice stopper.

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