Celtic manager Neil Lennon has suggested that the club are closing in on signing a new goalkeeper. Replacing Fraser Forster is the club’s main priority this summer but with just two weeks to go before the start of the new season, the Hoops still only have one senior keeper in Scott Bain.
However, speaking about his transfer plans yesterday, Lennon said they are making good progress in their attempts to sign a new number one:
“There are a couple of positions that we are looking to strengthen. Goalkeeper is one of them and we are working on a number of options. Hopefully, there may be something this week.”
It is believed that Celtic had been waiting on Forster to change his mind about moving to the Scottish champions on a second season-long loan deal.
The Southampton keeper was only keen on joining on a permanent basis, but the Hoops can’t afford his asking price and wages. Joe Hart was tipped as a potential alternative but reports in recent days have indicated that they have opted against a move for the former England international.
The Scottish club are said to have turned their attention to the European market, with AEK Athens’ Vasilios Barkas being one of the main candidates.