Celtic will start signing talks with former England keeper Joe Hart this week after Craig Gordonconfirmed he’s played his last game for the club.
Record Sport revealed on Saturday that Hart will rocket to the top of Neil Lennon’s shopping list if a deal to get Fraser Forster back out of Southampton cannot be thrashed out this summer. Initial discussions between the Nine in a Row champions and the 33-year-old’s advisers have taken place with a second round
of negotiations due to take place within the next few days.
Celtic are also waiting for clarity on Forster’s future as Lennon weighs up his goalkeeping options for next season.
A senior Parkhead source confirmed: “There were talks last week with Hart’s people and there are further discussions planned to take place before the weekend. It has all been very positive so far but obviously a lot is going to depend on what Fraser’s situation is at Southampton.”
Gordon confirmed that he will be quitting Celtic after a hugely successful six years at the club. The Scotland keeper posted an emotional Instagram farewell message as he prepares for the next chapter of his career.
The 37-year-old has chosen to reject the reduced terms on offer at Parkhead with options on the table from the likes of Hearts and St Mirren. The veteran keeper is also determined to stay in Steve Clarke’s Scotland set-up and needs first-team action to do that.