Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Joe Hart is expected to undergo a medical examination with Celtic today ahead of a Â£ 1million transfer, according to the Daily Mail.
The 34-year-old was reportedly told recently that he is not part of Nuno Espirito Santo’s plans for the coming season and has lowered the pecking order even further following the arrival of Pierluigi Gollini as part of a one-season loan contract with Atalanta.
Hart has been absent from the squad for Tottenham’s last two pre-season friendlies, with academy graduate Alfie Whiteman rather entrusted between the sticks.
The report claims that talks continued over the weekend and that he is set to sign a three-year contract after expressing his desire to play first-team football on a regular basis.
The former England international moved to north London last summer following the expiration of his contract with Burnley and limited himself to ten appearances in all competitions for Spurs last season, in his role as lining of Hugo Lloris (transfermarkt).
Celtic started their Scottish Premiership campaign on Saturday with a 2-1 loss to Hearts.
Taking a Â£ 1million transfer fee and taking Hart’s salary off the payrolls makes perfect sense if he has no future at the club. It’s refreshing to see Paratici and Co move into deadwood which will hopefully free up funds for other transfer targets to continue the team’s rebuilding.
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