By Wayne Veysey

4th Jul, 2020 | 5:00pm

Exclusive: Door opens for Celtic to sign 53 PL-app ace who 'has a house in Glasgow'

The door has opened for Celtic to re-sign David Marshall after Wigan Athletic went into administration this week and prepare for a fire sale of stars.

The Glasgow-born shot-stopper is likely to leave the Championship club in the next window after entering the final 12 months of his contract.

A Celtic source has told Football Insider that Marshall, 35, is on their shortlist of keeper targets this summer.

The Hoops have held talks about re-signing last season’s number one Fraser Forster on loan but they have failed to result in an agreement.

It means Neil Lennon is assessing potential alternatives who are likely to be available and who have proven top-level experience.

Marshall certainly fits the bill as he is the current Scotland number one and has played 53 times in the Premier League as well as 399 matches in the English Championship.

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Significantly, Marshall has experience of playing for Celtic after graduating from their youth ranks to play 28 times for the club.

Football Insider pundit and ex-Wigan defender Alex Bruce is in no doubt it is a deal that makes a lot of sense.

“I know Marshy lives in Glasgow so it would probably tick a lot of boxes for him in terms of location, his family as well,” Bruce told Football Insider.

“He’s obviously proved himself to be a good goalkeeper over the years so that would be one worth keeping an eye on.” 

In other Celtic news, Brown raves as the Hoops are in reported advanced talks to sign Premier League winner.

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