Celtic’s path cleared to sign £8m-rated Croatian Internationalist

Celtic’s path has been cleared to sign Dominik Livakovic after Fenerbahçe’s move for the Croatian Internationalist stalled. The 28-year-old has a year remaining on his deal and Celtic has been cited as interested in bringing him to Paradise.

The Turkish Giants had agreed an £8m deal with the Croatian Internationalist; however, personal terms were not agreed, which has sparked the Istanbul club to explore the signing of Keylor Navas. According to Turkish outlet Sondakika, the Super Liga outfit wants the Real Madrid legend as their new No.1.

The report continues that Navas, who also has a year remaining with PSG, is wanted in place of Livakovic as they have not yet secured terms with the goalkeeper.

Croatia’s goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic attempts to stop one of the penalty shootouts during the UEFA Nations League final football match between Croatia and Spain at the De Kuip Stadium in Rotterdam on June 18, 2023. (Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP) (Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images)

Livakovic started in the Croatian league fixture against Istra 1961, where they won 3-0. Zagreb are currently plying their way through the Champions League qualifiers and that will potentially explain the hold-up in any deal. Celtic now have an opportunity to sign the player should they wish to have a credible alternative to Joe Hart.

The Englishman has been excellent since arriving on a free transfer from Tottenham Hotspur but Celtic are reported keen on bringing a new goalkeeper into the club as they look to continue to improve the squad with a view to progression in European football.

Earlier today, Brendan Rodgers told Sky Sports that there would be no £15m-20m signings arriving at the club but that there would be more arrivals to the club. Now, with Fenerbahçe seemingly out of the race.

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  1. I cant see celtic agreeing terms with livikovic if its to do with wages it will be well out of our wage cieling hope uts something else joe hart had one or two decent saves but he made a lot of errors distribusting was poor slow if his line yes Rodgers is defintly looking for a new keeper and if he can get ludovic it would be a great signing