As Celtic continue their preparations for the upcoming season, the club still faces a crucial decision in replacing their veteran goalkeeper, Joe Hart, who announced his retirement from professional football at the end of the last campaign.

Former Celtic midfielder, Lubomir Moravcik, has recommended that the reigning Scottish Premiership champions should consider bringing in Martin Dubravka as Hart's successor.

Dubravka, who is also a vastly experienced shot-stopper, has been linked with a move to Celtic this summer.

The 35-year-old spent the second half of last season as Newcastle United's first-choice keeper following an injury to Nick Pope.

However, with Pope now recovered from a dislocated shoulder, Dubravka is expected to fall down the pecking order at St. James' Park.

Celtic's need for a strong and reliable No. 1 goalkeeper has become evident since Hart's retirement. That means Dubravka's proven track record and wealth of experience in the Premier League could make him an ideal candidate to fill the void left by the ex-England international.

Moravcik, having spent four years at Parkhead between 1998 and 2002, believes his Slovakia counterpart would relish the opportunity should Brendan Rodgers' side come calling.

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“If this is a possibility, I have absolutely no doubts that Martin has the qualities required to play for Celtic," Moravcik said during an interview with the Sunday Post.

“He is in his mid-thirties and has great experience from playing in the English Premier League and for his country. I was in Germany at the Euros to support my country and Martin was brilliant.

“He is tall, makes important saves and is comfortable with right foot and left foot. He makes good judgments on the park and gives the team proper security.

“I also believe Martin would have no problem coping with the pressure of playing for Celtic. We are talking about a highly experienced professional. The chance to play for Celtic against Rangers and in the Champions League would be something that Martin would embrace and accept the challenge.

“If he wants to ask me about what it is like to play for Celtic then I would recommend it to him. I had four brilliant and memorable years at Celtic and it would be lovely to see another Slovakian play for the club. But we will need to wait and see what Brendan and the club decide to do."