Transfer Latest: “Celtic are about to complete the Joe Hart transfer”

Celtic are about to complete the Joe Hart transfer from Tottenham with a few minor details to be finalised ahead of an official announcement. That’s the latest coming from reliable transfer journalist Ekrem Konur.

Ange Postecoglou has given both Vasilis Barkas – a £4.5m Neil Lennon signing from AEK Athens last July – and Scott Bain opportunities to establish themselves as his number one after beginning his time as Celtic manager by giving all the players a clean slate, so the ‘sins’ of last season’s shambles were wiped out as the Australian looked at the qualities of the players through his own eyes.

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Joe Hart warms up prior to the Premier League match at Craven Cottage, March 4, 2021. Photo: Neil Hall

Sadly neither goalkeeper has impressed, something that is hardly surprising for those of us who had to endure the season from hell last year. And the standard of goalkeeping has remained consistently poor thus the need for a new goalkeeper.

Hart was of course on the Celtic radar last summer and it very much looks like the old shopping list has been dusted down and brought back into play. Hardly surprising since the club is currently without a proper recruitment structure and has no director of football.

But Hart’s arrival might just be enough to steady the ship. It will also probably mean that one of the two current regular starters will be surplus to requirements.

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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  1. Wasn’t that keen when I heard we were in for him. On reflection though it could be a good signing, no question he was a quality keeper back in the day, if he can regain that it could be a good signing. Hart is a character who could help settle the defence, it’s a gamble and time will tell if it pays off.