By Frank McAvennie

5th Jul, 2020 | 2:21pm

Exclusive: McAvennie reacts as Celtic in reported 'Advanced talks' to sign free agent

Frank McAvennie insists Joe Hart would need to “find his best form” were he to succeed at Celtic as reports suggest he is seen as an alternative to Fraser Forster.

The former Hoops and West Ham striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, has been unimpressed with the 33-year-old since he left Manchester City in 2016.

The Daily Record claim that the club are in “advanced talks” with the former England number one as they consider alternatives to Southampton’s Forster.

Forster is the man Neil Lennon wants between the sticks next season and a second season-long loan deal is a potential option.

Joe Hart and Wigan Athletic’s David Marshall are reportedly being lined up by the Hoops if they are priced out of a move for Forster.

When asked by Football Insider if he would welcome the addition of Hart to Parkhead this summer, McAvennie said: “I do not know if Joe Hart is the man for Celtic.

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“He did not cover himself with glory when he was at West Ham and Burnley.

“If he joined he would need to find his best form.

“He is definitely a good keeper but maybe he has struggled with leaving Man City and he feels like he is on the road down. He might feel like he deserves better.”

Hart is a free agent after his contract at Burnley expired last month.

The English shot-stopper has kept 127 clean sheets in 340 Premier League appearances.

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