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Joe Hart can win sceptical Celtic fans over should he join Hoops

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Joe Hart can win sceptical Celtic fans over should he join Hoops

The Daily Record reported towards the end of June that Celtic are in talks with Joe Hart regarding a potential move to Parkhead this summer.

It remains to be seen whether the talks lead to an agreement. But it does appear that some Hoops fans may be left not best pleased however the discussions conclude.

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There appeared to be a split amongst the supporters when the links emerged.

You could understand why there are concerns. Hart’s stock has fallen considerably since helping Manchester City to their first two Premier League titles.

He spent this past season acting as Nick Pope’s understudy at Burnley before departing before the Premier League campaign had even concluded. The 33-year-old failed to make a single appearance in the top flight.


And yet, perhaps there is every reason to believe that Hart could prove to be a major success at Parkhead – should he join the club – thanks to a deal that the Hoops completed last summer.

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Fraser Forster moved on loan to Celtic last summer having played once for Southampton during the previous 18 months. That appearance saw the Saints beaten 3-0 at West Ham.

Forster had experienced his own dramatic fall from grace. It was only four years ago that he was winning three of his six caps for England.

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But bringing him back proved to be an inspired move from the Bhoys. He produced numerous colossal performances, particularly in the Europa League.

And of course, the 2019 Scottish League Cup final will be remembered by many as the Forster final thanks to his man of the match display.

Hart had seemingly started to rebuild his career at Burnley. He did fall down the pecking order, but he had been competing against one of the Premier League’s best in Pope.

The Englishman’s career could well be a long way from being over. And after helping Forster rediscover his best form, perhaps Celtic fans should not fear the idea of offering Hart a similar opportunity.

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