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Celtic don’t appear to be much closer to solving their goalkeeping issue.

The Hoops were rocked earlier this month when Fraser Forster, one of the heroes of their 2019-20 campaign, did a u-turn and decided that he didn’t want to sign up for another season-long loan at Parkhead.

That was a massive blow in light of how good Forster was for Celtic last term, and they won’t be signing Newcastle United’s Karl Darlow either.

Celtic, who have also been linked with a move for Joe Hart, have been quoted £5 million by the St James’s Park club to sign the 29-year-old.

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That’s according to The Scottish Sun, who claim that Bhoys boss Neil Lennon – who knows Darlow from his time at Nottingham Forest – will not be stumping up that sort of money.

And honestly, he’s definitely right to.

Darlow is a decent enough goalkeeper and one who Eden Hazard described as ‘great’ a few years ago after a stunning performance away to Chelsea.

But is he worth £5 million? Probably not, though Celtic might have to pay top dollar for a keeper at some stage because it’s well documented that they need one and with the season starting in 10 days, time is of the essence.

Newcastle United’s Karl Darlow celebrates after the game (REUTERS)

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