Tottenham reportedly tell £52k-a-week player he can go, Celtic have got to be on red alert - TBR View
Celtic’s need for a goalkeeper was only heightened during the Champions League qualifying draw against FC Midtjylland. Ange Postecoglou’s side certainly deserved to win the match. But they were only undone when Vasilis Barkas allowed Evandro’s free-kick to float past him into the net.
Celtic desperately need a new goalkeeper. Barkas is not good enough, Scott Bain is a good back-up but back-up at most – and really, Conor Hazard needs to leave the club for the good of his career. So, a replacement is desperately required. Fraser Forster continues to be linked, but Celtic need to move on.
Indeed, reports coming out of Tottenham claim the club have told Joe Hart he can leave. The 75-time England star is likely to become third choice, and he might even struggle to get that accolade. That is because Spurs are about to sign Atalanta goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini on a loan-to-buy deal.
Why Celtic have got to try and get Tottenham outcast Hart…
The report states that Hart, who is halfway into a two-year, £52k-a-week deal (Spotrac), can go. With Hugo Lloris and Gollini first and second choice, it is between Hart and rookie Alfie Whiteman to fight it out for third choice. But to have a player such as Hart as third choice, is not financially viable.
Tottenham could be open to letting Hart go on loan if the interested club pays a portion of his wages – given Hart will leave as a free agent next summer. So, surely Celtic have got to be on red alert with Spurs ready to let Hart go? On the face of it, it is a match made in heaven.
Tottenham get rid of Hart, Hart leaves and joins a big club where he would easily be first choice. For Celtic, they would be adding a player that yes, is past his best, but still has plenty to offer. He has a winning mentality, he is a leader and boasts European experience. It suits all parties involved.