Matt Doherty reacts on Instagram as Joe Hart leaves Tottenham
Tottenham Hotspur confirmed the exit of Joe Hart yesterday as he joined Celtic on a three-year contract. The goalkeeper has been with Spurs since August 2020 and now aims to reignite his career north of the border. Matt Doherty has responded on Instagram.
Hart, 34, was signed from Burnley on a free transfer. He was signed as backup to Hugo Lloris and made eight appearances for Tottenham. He managed five clean sheets and played a lot of his football in the Europa League.
The man who has played 75 times for England will now embark on a new chapter with Celtic. He joins them on a good contract and looks set to become the number one goalkeeper at a club once again.
Following his departure, Doherty has posted an emotional message on Instagram. The former Wolves man checked in at a similar time to Hart and clearly, the two have struck up quite a rapport.
Can Hart prove Tottenham wrong to let him join Celtic?
Probably not. Clearly, this move suits all parties. For Tottenham they create space in the squad for Pierluigi Gollini, Celtic get themselves a vastly experienced stopper, whilst Hart gets the chance to play regular football once more.
Hart seems like a good influence in any dressing room. His teammates have spoken fondly about him in the past and Doherty has high praise for him indeed.
Nuno Espirito Santo moved quickly to land a new goalkeeper. Gollini checked in from Atalanta and youngster Alfie Whiteman could now step up to become the third choice custodian.
Hart has enjoyed a fine career. It would have been a shame to see him end it as a deputy somewhere and now he should get the chance to play some regular football.
Celtic have a Europa League campaign to look forward to and Hart’s presence between the posts could be massive. And, Doherty knows it!