Celtic close to signing Roma goalkeeper on loan

Scottish champions Celtic are close to securing the signature of Roma goalkeeper Robin Olsen on loan this summer, according to The Boot Room

The 30-year-old is set to arrive in Scotland and finalize his move to Celtic Park that has been talked about in the media for several weeks now. 

The Hoops are scouring the market for a new goalkeeper following the departure of Fraser Forster and Craig Gordon this summer. The experienced stopper is viewed as the ideal signing for the Bhoys to do well next season.  

Having dropped down the pecking order at Roma, the former Malmo goalkeeper will be hungry for some football action and will view a move to Glasgow as a great opportunity for him. 

He earned 17 appearances during his loan spell at Cagliari last campaign but Pau Lopez is currently the number one option between the sticks at Stadio Olimpico and he has the experienced Antonio Mirante as a supporting player. 

Therefore, the Sweden international will now be looking to challenge Vasilis Barkas for the number one jersey at Celtic Park. 

Considering his experience at the top level, the signing of Robin looks like a good move for Celtic. 

The Hoops signed Barkas from AEK Athens this summer but they need one more established stopper and that’s why the Swedish footballer could be a good addition. 

Olsen has also represented his country 36 times so far, with the 30-year-old becoming part of the Sweden team at the 2018 World Cup. 

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