JOE HART is out of contract at the end of the season after joining Celtic in a cut-price £1million switch from Spurs in August 2021.
The 36-year-old 75 times-capped England international keeper has triggered a guessing game among Hoops supporters in recent times.
WILL Hart sign an extension after answering an SOS from Ange Postecoglou over three years ago? The Greek-Australian gaffer deemed Vasilis Barkas a dud after just one game – the 1-1 draw with FC Midtjylland – and the most expensive netminder in the club’s history, at £4.5million from AEK Athens, must have realised his days at Parkhead were numbered.
OR will the evergreen shotstopper, who has won five domestic honours in his stay at the Glasgow giants, quit as a free agent in June?
S-T-R-E-T-C-H…Joe Hart dives full length to touch a shot round the post.
Boss Rodgers has already pledged to plunder the transfer market next month as he strengthens his player pool.
Asked if a new keeper was on his shopping list, the Irishman, speaking to the Daily Record, answered: “It’s not one for now. I want to improve the squad over my time here and particularly over these next couple of windows.”
The questions will continue for a few more weeks at least with the champions linked with a variety of custodians.
Real Madrid’s Ukrainian No. 1 Andriy Lunin has been mentioned as a possibility for the role. The 24-year-old star is out of contract at the end of the term and has been given an extended run in the first team due to injuries to first-choice Thibaut Courtois and back-up Kepa Arrizabalaga, on loan from Chelsea.
Will Dennis, who has been impressive since joining Kilmarnock on a temporary deal from Bournemouth, is a free agent in June and the 24-year-old Englishman could figure in Rodgers’ thoughts after three outstanding performances against the Hoops this season.
Of course, Hart could end all the speculation by penning at extension.
All will be revealed!