Celtic: Journalist issues Benjamin Siegrist claim

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Journalist Anthony Joseph has claimed Celtic have had Dundee United goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist on their radar for some time. 

Joe Hart hasn’t been linked with a move away from Parkhead, nor is he soon out of contract, but given his age, it seems as though the Hoops are planning for the future and want to bring someone in that would be suitable to take his place further down the line.

And it was reported by Joseph last week that Siegrist is currently in talks to join the Bhoys upon the expiration of his contract at Tannadice Park at the end of this month, with a potential move on the cards.

The 30-year-old made 34 appearances in the Scottish top flight during the 2021/22 season for Dundee United.

Taking to Twitter last week, Joseph simply provided a four-word update regarding Celtic’s pursuit of the Swiss stopper, saying: “Benjamin Siegrist in talks.”

And he believes that snapping up the shot-stopper will be an easy deal to do as he is no longer tied to Dundee United.

He told GiveMeSport: “Siegrist is someone they’ve been looking at for quite a while, just in terms of their wishlist of good goalkeepers.

“And he’s out of contract, so that would be quite an easy one, and it would not surprise me if Siegrist was to join this summer. He probably wants to also be back in the setup for international football as well.”

TIF Thoughts on Siegrist…

Standing at 6ft 5in, the Swiss has all the potential to be a great signing for the Hoops between the sticks and a player who could provide stable and healthy competition to former Manchester City ‘keeper Hart.

Not only has the 30-year-old got the size, but he also had a solid record last season, keeping a total of 13 clean sheets across all competitions and nine in the Scottish Premiership, picking up a respectable SofaScore match rating of 6.88.

If Siegrist does put pen to paper on a deal at Parkhead, he probably will end up playing backup to Hart for the time being, but with four competitions to fight in next season he won’t be short of chances to make his mark under Ange Postecoglou.

The Therwil-born man has been hailed as a ‘big-game performer’ by manager Tam Courts, which bodes well for the Hoops.

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