The Celtic Way reporter Anthony Haggerty has alleged Joe Hart would turn down a return to England if his early season promise results in January transfer offers.
Hart made the move to Celtic from Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur last month.
The switch came after Hart made just 10 appearances during a year-long spell with Spurs and saw himself demoted to the club’s third-choice goalkeeper after new head coach Nuno Espirito Santo, who was appointed in June, signed Atalanta shot-stopper Pierluigi Gollini on a season-long loan deal which has the option to buy.
With playing time set to be restricted even further, former England international Hart was keen to secure a transfer and has made an impressive start to life with Celtic, keeping four clean sheets in his first eight appearances for the Scottish Premiership title challengers.
After seeing a lack of Premier League suitors during the summer, Haggerty believes Hart will remain loyal to the Bhoys if an English club comes calling when the transfer window reopens in January.
He told Football FanCast: “I think if clubs did come back in for Joe Hart, he’d probably tell them where to go.
“In the short space of time he has been here, he has loved it. It would be an interesting one if an English club were to say ‘do you fancy coming back down the road?’ He would probably say ‘no, where were you when I needed you most?’ and I think he would give Celtic that loyalty.”