Report claims that Celtic talks with Plan B Joe Hart are at an advanced stage

FRASER FORSTER to Celtic is fast becoming a transfer saga with the Englishman’s future very much up in the air. Celtic will be forced to consider alternatives should a deal to bring Forster back to the Scottish Champions fail but the Daily Record is claiming that talks have been held with Joe Hart’s representatives about bringing the 33-year-old to Celtic.

With 75 caps to his name along with two English Premier League titles, Hart is of a top pedigree as well as being a free agent; however, Fraser Forster appears to still be the club’s number one choice to take up the number one jersey ahead of the club’s 10IAR push.

Forster’s future remains unclear so Celtic must step up their interest in alternatives, such as Wigan’s David Marshall. Hart was released by Burnley and will want to have his own future resolved but a move to Celtic would certainly be ideal for him, returning to European football. Hart was a casualty of Pep Guardiola’s appointment at Manchester City and since then he has failed to settle at any of his loan clubs nor force his way beyond Nick Pope into the Burnley starting XI.

Last week, Hart told BBC Sport that he has an open mind in terms of how next move but will have conversations before sealing his future.

“I’ve definitely got a position that I’ve put myself in and I’m looking forward. Looking forward to the future, I’ve got nothing holding me back.

“I’m open-minded, I’ve got a good team around me, I’m willing to have conversations with anyone who really believes in me because that’s all I need. I need someone to believe in me and I’ll repay that faith.”

Celtic still harbour hope that a deal can be done for Forster but would require to pay a fee and bring him to the club on a permanent basis.


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