Tottenham confirm Joe Hart departure as goalkeeper completes Celtic transfer

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that Joe Hart has left the club and joined Celtic on a permanent basis.

The 34-year-old goalkeeper joined Spurs in August 2020, but made just 10 appearances in all competitions throughout last season with Hugo Lloris being the preferred option between the posts.

Hart has now moved to Scottish side Celtic, who have announced a double deal, with the Spurs goalkeeper and Crystal Palace midfielder James McCarthy both arriving in Glasgow.

Spurs have recently signed Pierluigi Gollini, so Hart will have fallen further down the pecking order under Nuno Espirito Santo, which will likely have influenced his decision.

Danny Rose, Paulo Gazzaniga, Toby Alderweireld, Erik Lamela and Juan Foyth have already departed Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, meaning Hart becomes the sixth departure of the summer.

Hart opened up on his move, believed to be for around £1million, to Celtic’s official website.

“This is a great moment for me in my career and I am absolutely delighted to be joining a club of Celtic’s stature,” the former England goalkeeper said.

“I know just how big this club is and of the incredible support that it enjoys, and I can’t wait to play in front of the fans at Celtic Park.

“I’m looking forward to meeting up with my new team-mates now and getting to work with the squad and, in particular, the other goalkeepers here.”

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou added: “I’m delighted that we have signed two top-class players in Joe and James.

“Both of them have a wealth of experience at both club and international level, and that is something which can only benefit the squad, and I’m looking forward to working with both of them.

“I know our supporters will be well aware of both players, and I’m sure they’ll welcome them to the club and look forward to seeing both of them play for Celtic in the seasons ahead.”

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