Celtic is targeting Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhín Kelleher as Joe Hart’s successor

Celtic is targeting Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhín Kelleher as Joe Hart's successor Transfers

Irish goalkeeper Caoimhín Kelleher has not been able to grab the guardianship at Liverpool due to the high wall of Brazilian midfielder Alisson Becker. Last season, he played in only four games as the team was eliminated early in the cup competition.

The 24-year-old second-tier goalkeeper is surrounded by transfer rumors every time the transfer market opens. This summer, Premier League clubs such as Brentford and Brighton were said to be interested, but he ended up staying at Anfield.

Celtic, looking for a replacement for Joe Hart, were seen as one of them, but failed to land the Irish goalkeeper. However, manager Brendan Rodgers has not given up on the player and may try again in this winter transfer window, according to The Sun.

26-year-old defender Nathaniel Phillips has joined the club on a six-month loan. The manager has also led Liverpool in the past, so he has more affinity with the club than a completely unknown club. And the former England goalkeeper is now 36 years old and nearing the end of his career, so finding a successor is a high priority.

It is no wonder that Kelleher is looking for an environment where he can play every week in order to secure a starting spot in the Irish national team and not to be neglected in his mid-20s, when he is at his peak of his game. In addition, he is too good a player to be left at second place.

Will the goalkeeper, who is skilled with his feet and mentally calm, be leaving soon…?