'If Celtic pull that out the bag...' Wow - Exclusive: Hutton in awe of potential Hoops signing
Free agent Joe Hart would be a “great signing” for Celtic this summer, according to Alan Hutton.
The former Rangers and Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, believes the Bhoys could be the perfect side for the 33-year-old to get his career back on track.
The Daily Record report that the Glasgow giants are keen on a move for Hart, who has seen his contract at Burnley expire, if they cannot bring Fraser Forster to Parkhead.
Hutton believes the prospective move ticks all the boxes for both player and club and has revealed why he feels sorry for the shot-stopper.
Hutton told Football Insider: “I think it’s an absolutely great one to pop up, if I’m honest.
“The experience that he’s got, the things he’s won, the teams he’s been at, England international – I just feel bad for him because he’s such a great keeper, he left Man City to go to Burnley and it’s not quite worked.
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“He had great competition there and he’s not been able to hold down a place. It’s a shame because we know how good a keeper he can be on his day. If Celtic were to pull that one out the bag and bring him in, it would be a great signing for Celtic and for him.
“Look, he’s still at a great age, he can still play for a number of years, he’ll want to get his career back on track – to do it at such a big club would be a great attraction for him.”
Hart played just three times this season before leaving Burnley as he found himself as backup to Nick Pope.
The 75-cap England international has 340 Premier League and 39 Champions League appearances under his belt.
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