Five things Celtic fans should know about transfer target Hahn


Get the lowdown on the man who could replace Fraser Forster at Parkhead

Media reports are today linking Celtic with a move for Dordrecht goalkeeper Warner Hahn – but what do we actually know about the Dutch youngster?

Neil Lennon may see the stopper as the ideal long-term replacement to Fraser Forster, who is likely to attract bids from clubs south of the border over the next few months, but he could face stiff competition with Feyenoord also believed to be tracking the player.

The player told Dutch TV NOS: 'I have also read that Celtic are following me, but I haven't heard anything from that club so far.'

Here are five things you may not have known about him...

1) At 21, Hahn has already spent time on the books of several clubs as a youth player, beginning at vv Alexandria ’66 before spells with Sparta Rotterdam and finally Ajax – Celtic’s Champions League opponents tonight.

2) Somewhat bizarrely, Hahn comes highly recommended by former West Ham United flop Marco Boogers, a player famous for swapping Upton Park for life on a caravan site, with the ex-defender now Dordrecht director of football.

Speaking in an interview with Voetbal International he said: 'Warner [Hahn] is a future goalkeeper for the Dutch national team… and I’ say something else and then you’ll laugh again, but Warner is already better than Michel Vorm.'

3) Hahn has already impressed for Holland at Under-21 level with five caps to his name and clean sheets in each of his last three appearances for the Oranje.

4) The goalkeeper’s fine form has helped Dordecht to reach the summit of Eerste Divisie table with the club aiming to reach the Dutch top flight again for the first time since the 1994-95 season, when Hahn was aged just three.

5) Unbelievably Hahn actually left Ajax for Dordrecht on a free transfer and the 21-year-old is available on a free yet again this summer.

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