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Asmir Begovic

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by Notorious, Apr 27, 2024.

Discuss Asmir Begovic in the Transfer Rumours area at TalkCeltic.net.

  1. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

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    Former Premier League goalkeeper Asmir Begovic is a target for Celtic following Joe Hart’s retirement, talkSPORT understands.

    However, the big Bosnian is believed to be open to staying put at Queens Park Rangers after helping the club to Championship safety.



    Reigning Scottish champions Celtic are looking to bring in a new No.1 this summer, with Hart leaving Parkhead having decided to hang up his gloves.

    The former England No.1 will be hooping to end his 21-year career by helping the Bhoys to a league and cup double, with Celtic currently leading Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership and also set to face their Old Firm rivals in the Scottish Cup final in May.

    But the club has already moved ahead with their plans to replace Hart, with the experienced Begovic on their shortlist



    The 36-year-old is set to become a free agent in the summer as he approaches the end of his contract with Championship outfit QPR



    Begovic has made 46 appearances for the Rs so far this season following his arrival on a free transfer last summer after leaving Everton.

    It’s been only his second ever season playing in the second tier, having made 256 appearances in the Premier League and keeping 63 clean sheets across 15 seasons with Portsmouth, Stoke City, Chelsea, Bournmeouth and the Toffees in the top flight.

    He’s now wanted in a potential move to Scotland as Celtic look at their options to replace Hart this summer



    However, talkSPORT understands Begovic is open to staying at QPR this summer




    The Rs secured their status in the Championship on Friday with a 4-0 victory over Leeds United - a result which also happened to gift their promotion rivals Leicester City a return to the Premier League.

    Now safety is secured, Begovic is interested in lengthening his stay at Loftus Road and hopes to enter negotiations over a new contract with the club to stay put.




    That’s unlikely to put Celtic off the chase, though, with the goalkeeper previously praising the Scottish giants after facing them in a mid-season friendly for Everton.

    Speaking after the 2022 Sydney Super Cup game in Australia, which Everton won on penalties, Begovic said: "It was nice to win, nice to put on a performance.

    “When you play a team like Celtic you know you're always going to be in for a competitive game - that's exactly what we got today."
     
  2. marti~bhoy

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    Christ no. Went to QPR vs Sunderland and he looked well finished. Every kick went into the stands.
     
  3. HTG "I have an uncle who does Yoga"

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    Could be a very good section option.

    Would be disappointed if he was first choice.
     
  4. Bonobhoy

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    This is * pish and we aint even started yet.

    We will end up winning this league,getting the money adn * buying utter 2nd hand dogshit from Engerlund.
     
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  5. LectersLuncheon

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    This better be a * joke.

    Paper pish or agent talk.

    If we're genuinely interested in this we're *
     
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  6. DonnyCelt

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    4 or 5 years ago I'd have said yes. Not now though
     
  7. Onefootwonder

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    He used to be a good keeper, but I suspect he is well over the hill now.

    I hope we are looking at better than him. It does have a feeling of Joe Hart about it. An experienced keeper that is past his prime. A bit too far past it this time.

    We better spend good money on a proven keeper.
     
  8. Westlondonscot Gold Member Gold Member

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    Joe Hart was 33 so had something left, and at 15k a week and 1m fee was actually inexpensive. He was eager to play, we weren't some last big contract for him. Begovic is 2 months younger than Hart, so the age he's going to retire at. This would just smell of De Vries.

    I'm happy to sign a keeper on a free that is in his 30s, it doesn't have to be big money. Just not this guy.
     
  9. Hammy89 Gold Member Gold Member

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    No.

    Show some * ambition and scout, Celtic.
     
  10. themouth1888

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    Hopefully nothing in this. If there is though then nothing had changed and next season more of the same.
     
  11. MickeyyMack CELTIC GLASGOW OK Gold Member

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    Not exactly exciting tbh
     
  12. BigWilly Free Palestine and Ukraine Gold Member

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    Maybe if it was a Decade ago
     
  13. Twisty Champions Again !!! Gold Member

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    Talk about kicking the can down the road. Surely this is nonsense.
     
  14. Big Shoes Tictok Gold Member

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    Bin this ffs
     
  15. Sgt Neppers*

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    Aw for * sake...
     
  16. Mr Shelby Moderator Moderator Gold Member

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    I doubt there's anything in this.

    Seems a nonsense article based on the fact we've been previously linked.
     
  17. Shane1888

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    What year is it?
     
  18. Celtic Bhoy 94

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    If this is a short term deal because we cant get our number 1 option in then absolutely he would be a "Hart type signing" but we need to have someone lined up for the future. Wouldn't be against him signing for a year or 2 though
     
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    TalkSport understands...
    TalkCeltic loses it's *...

    Come on guys it's the fricking media, stop buying into their pish. These are the same guys who had 30 and 40 mill deals lined up for Kent and Morelos and at some point in teh next 2 months they gonna mention * like 'Rangers Warchest', 'New Season, New Rangers!'
     
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