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Celtic reportedly close to signing player Steven Gerrard labelled 'world class' back in 2012

Celtic are reportedly closing in on a move to sign goalkeeper Joe Hart from Tottenham Hotspur. Reports say a medical has been scheduled for Tuesday, with Hart accepting personal terms of around £15,000 a week. Back in 2012, Rangers boss Gerrard heaped enormous praise on his England teammate.

Reports claim that Hart will have a medical on Tuesday, with Fabrizio Romano reporting Hart has agreed wages of £15,000 a week. The Hoops are in desperate need of a goalkeeper. Vasilas Barkas was dropped after a mistake against Midtjylland, before Scott Bain got it all wrong at Hearts.

The 75-time England international is much-needed at Celtic, then. With the Hoops looking to qualify for Europe, Hart could end up in the Europa League – with Tottenham in the Conference League. Back in 2012, Gerrard’s comments on Hart will surely convince any Celtic fans doubting Hart.

Quoted by the Mail at Euro 2012, Gerrard said about England teammate Hart: “I think we have got one of the best keepers in the world in Joe and I think eventually he will go on to be the best in the world. His performances so far in this tournament have been fantastic.”

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Hart has fallen off a cliff. A Manchester City legend, Hart was dropped by Pep Guardiola in 2016 and since endured tricky loan spells with Torino and West Ham. He was back-up at Burnley and then at Tottenham. But he just needs to join a side where he is first choice.

At Torino and West Ham, it was loan spells. At Burnley and Tottenham, he was back-up. A permanent move to a club still in Europe where he is first choice can see Hart bring back his best. Celtic might be perfect for him.

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