Transfer Latest – Plymouth Argyle set to sign Conor Hazard for six figure sum

Celtic’s 2020 Scottish Cup Final hero Conor Hazard is set to leave Celtic with Plymouth Argyle the likely destination for the Northern Ireland international goalkeeper who has not been in Celtic’s plans for the past few seasons. This transfer news is being reported by the reliable Scott Burns via Daily Record.

 Conor Hazard of Celtic is seen during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Hibernian at Celtic Park on January 11, 2021.. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Newly promoted Championship side,  who play Hearts today in a pre-season friendly,  are preparing a six figure bid for Hazard which will give Celtic a tidy little windfall and get a fringe player out the door.   Hazard is just 25 years-old and has come through the ranks via the Celtic Academy, with nine years service as a Celt.  He was seen on match days assisting in Joe Hart’s warm-up but he was always fourth pick behind Ben Siegrist and Scott Bain.

With Brendan Rodgers likely to sign another keeper either in this transfer window or the next the chances of Hazard breaking into the Celtic side are pretty slim.  Much of his time at Celtic has been spent out on loan, most recently on Finland where he helped HJK Helsinki  to the title at the end of 2022 before returning to Celtic. Previously the Northern Ireland keeper had loan spells at Falkirk, Partick Thistle and  two at Dundee.

Real Betis’ Spanish midfielder Sergio Canales (L) vies with Helsinki’s Northern Irish goalkeeper Conor Hazard during the UEFA Europa League 1st round group C football match between Real Betis and HJK Helsinki at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville on November 3, 2022.  (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP via Getty Images)

Conor Hazard’s finest moment playing for Celtic, and one that guarantees his place in the history books, was his outstanding performance in the penalty shoot out at Hampden in December 2020 when he got the better of former Celt Craig Gordon in the Hearts goal, to win the Scottish Cup for Celtic completing an incredible Quadruple Treble for the club.

Celtic captain Scott Brown congratulates Conor Hazard after his penalty shoot out heroics in the 2020 Scottish Cup Final at Hampden.Photo: Andrew Milligan

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The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds 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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