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“I don’t see him playing second fiddle” – Celtic star tipped to leave club when contract expires

It’s that time of year when players who are entering the last 18 months of their contract either decide to stay or move on.

For the experienced footballer, it’s just part of football and something that just needs to be dealt with. For the less experienced, it can be stressful and impact their performance.

But not Joe Hart. The big Englishman is as cool as ice and when it comes to his contract, I reckon he will be very philosophical about it.

But should he be offered an extension when his expires next summer?

The boys on The Celtic Exchange Podcast where discussing this when Paddy said, “I find that difficult one. I really do. I think he he would be a great help to any team.

I just think that we need to look at the future though.

We need to think about getting a young goalkeeper in, and I say young, I’m talking 25, 26, 27.

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Someone who’s going to buy into Ange’s philosophy and comes with potential sell on value.

We offer someone like Joe Hart a new deal, what does it do? He’s not gonna want to sit in the bench.

He’ll want to be number one, because he will still feel that he has that in him.

And he may even say that, ‘I’ve done Celtic. I think it’s time to maybe go back home and find a club near Manchester and go and get two or three more years out there or even do the abroad thing’, whatever he wants to do.

He’s fairly ambitious. He’s really ambitious.

But I don’t see him playing second fiddle but I also don’t see him being the number one after his contract finishes.”

As brutal as Ange Postecoglou there from Paddy but, for me, I think for his experience and his leadership skills, another year is deserved for the big man.

That’s assuming, of course, that he wants to stay.

“He’s Choosing To Be A Leader” – 20Min Tims Highlight The Unsung Hero In Celtic’s Team

As Celtic gear up for two massive fixtures this season, the fans have been enjoying some fantastic, attacking football thanks to the like of Kyogo Furuhashi, Liel Abada, Anthony Ralston, David Turnbull and Ryan Christie.

But there is one man who deserves much more credit than he is getting according to the guys over 20min Tims.

Joe Hart was brought in at the start of the season to solve the Hoops goalkeeping crisis and it is fair to say his arrival brought a mixed reaction from the Celtic fans.

Fast forward six games from the Hearts defeat and the supporters are raving about all the players named above, but the 20min Tims boys reckon Hart has been an absolute standout signing this season, “When you’ve got a keeper like Joe Hart it gives you that much confidence. 100% more confidence in his defence and himself.

We’ve got somebody that if we make a mistake, Starfelt has made a couple of mistakes early on, Hart bailed him out.

He’s not the best with his feet but he’s good enough. There’s maybe one position in Ange’s system that he can maybe say, I don’t need the best player for that because he will do other things.

Goalkeeper stops goals. And if he didn’t do that, if he (Ange) had one of the other two keepers, they don’t save that, Celtic are a goal down and it’s a completely different game.

And this is why you buy Joe Hart. He made a couple of decent saves, but that one was, was game changing for me.”
“The thing about Joe Hart I really love is, he’s not the best keeper Celtic can get. Celtic could maybe get a better keeper, but he’s the ideal keeper for Celtic because he’s got everything they need.

And the leadership qualities he brings. He’s choosing to be a leader without being chosen to be a leader.”

And the guys are bang on. Hart is like a dog with a bone. Constantly barking instructions to his defence and brilliant communicator with his back line. A stark contrast to Barkas and Bain.

Hart is quickly turning into one of the best signings of the seasons and the Celtic fans will be delighted they have him on a four year contract.