Former Celt makes unlikely David De Gea transfer pitch

Former Celtic midfielder Peter Grant has said the club should consider making a move to sign David De Gea. The Spaniard has been out of the game for a year after being released by Manchester United; however, he rebuffed the chance to go to Saudi Arabia.

Speaking to GO Radio, Grant said that the 33-year old could follow Joe Hart’s example and head to Glasgow’s East End.

“I’ve got to throw one out there. I look at David de Gea, he’s been training non-league in England. And I’m thinking ‘there’s someone like David de Gea there, a club like Celtic, European football. Would that excite him?’

“Okay, it will cost you a few shillings. But if he’s not going to the likes of Saudi Arabia, because no doubt that’s where he’d get the most money. But if he’s taken a year out and all of a sudden wants to get back – big nights at Celtic Park, eight Champions League matches. Would that be something that excites him?

“But that’s somebody I’d be looking at. That’s the sort of personality you’re probably going to have to replace Joe Hart with.”

Celtic are in the market for a new No.1 after Joe Hart decided to retire earlier this season. The 37-year old leaves a massive gap that requires to be replaced on and off the park.

De Gea won the golden glove before Erik Ten Hag decided to part ways with the Premier League winner. The goalkeeper struggles with the ball at his feet, which would likely put Brendan off; however, his quality at shot stopping is undeniable.

Celtic are closing in on a deal to sign Paulo Bernardo as Brendan looks to bring the Portuguese midfielder back to the club on a permanent basis. There are a number of positions that the manager will want to strengthen as he looks to prepare his side for domestic dominance as well as a crack at Europe.

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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