With Joe Hart having retired at the end of the season gone by, Celtic are in the hunt for a new goalkeeper.

Peter Vindahl Jensen and Martin Dubravka have been the two most widely mentioned names over the past few days but now, a previous option has resurfaced.

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Soccer Football – Scottish Cup – Final – Celtic v Rangers – Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain – May 25, 2024 Celtic fans inside the stadium before the match REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Back in January, Celtic were said to have made an offer to sign Romanian stopper Horatiu Moldovan. The 26-year-old, however, eventually joined Atletico Madrid who activated his 800,000 euro release clause.

Moldovan’s first few months in the Spanish capital, though, haven’t gone to plan. He has yet to play for Atleti and recently stated he wants to depart them this summer.

“I want to leave Atletico Madrid in the summer or winter”, admitted the ‘keeper (Tare de tot cu Viorel Grigoroiu podcast via RecordSport).

“I don’t know if I’ll leave now, because it depends on what I do at the Euros with Romania. It depends on the opportunities that arise. But I definitely want to leave to play.

“If a good team from a big league presents itself to me, then I want to go. We will see what offers appear. You can’t reject (the chance to sign for) Atletico. But I want to play.”

More or less putting himself up for sale, it will be intriguing to see if Celtic make a move for Moldovan.

The champions’ previous interest is coherent with them having made an offer to sign him a few months ago.

Currently at the Euros with his country, the Parkhead faithful will now keep a keen eye on how Moldovan fairs in Germany.


  1. Sounds like bit of a trouble maker with the demanding to play attitude imo?
    If we were showing interest in January for a fee less than a million, then has to be a serious reason as to why we didn’t pursue, especially when the no2 keeper role was far from secure either with Bain occupying the role imo?
    Still believe that we will be in the market for 2 keepers, but can’t see having 1 throwing the toys out of the pram if not getting the no1 Jersey, is something that we will be to interested in imo?


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