In light of Joe Hart’s upcoming retirement, Celtic are in the hunt for a new number one to join the club this summer.

Brendan Rodgers needs a goalkeeper to take the reigns from the Englishman who, throughout his spell at the Hoops, has been nothing but reliable.

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Soccer Football – Scottish League Cup – Final – Rangers v Celtic – Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain – February 26, 2023 Celtic’s Joe Hart celebrates after winning the Scottish League Cup Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith

Whoever comes through the door this summer has big gloves to fill and already, the Scottish champions have been linked with RKC Waalwijk stopper Etienne VaessonUrgucan Cakir of Trabzonspor is another name that has been mentioned, but Angus Gunn has recently surfaced.

The Scotland number one was dependable between the sticks for Steve Clarke throughout the recent Euro 2024 qualifying campaign and on Monday’s Go Radio football show, Barry Ferguson was encouraged by the suggestion of a potential move for Gunn to the green half of Glasgow.

The pundit was asked about it live on air: “It’s a good shout”, he said.

“He’s a good goalkeeper and he’s playing at a good level down there. But it will all depend if they do get into the playoffs and get into the Premier League because there’s no way it’s going to cross his mind to leave Norwich.

“But if they don’t get promoted then I think it could be one that Celtic would certainly look at because he’s a very good goalkeeper.”

Although signing a new number one is a priority for The Bhoys, it is an acquisition that time and accuracy need to be placed into.

Goalkeeper is one of the most pivotal positions on the pitch and whoever comes in to take Hart’s gloves will have high expectations from the word go.


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