Postecoglou wants Brighton’s Maty Ryan at Celtic

New Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has targeted goalkeeper Maty Ryan as his first signing.

The Scottish club are assessing their goalkeeper options for the upcoming season and newly appointed manager Ange Postecoglou is keen to bring in Brighton’s Maty Ryan as his first-choice goalkeeper.

Postecoglou worked with Ryan previously for the Australian national team and was his first-choice goalkeeper at the 2015 World Cup and the 2015 Asian Cup title victory. Postecoglour wants to make Ryan his first signing at Celtic since he fits the playing style of the Australian manager.

Ryan was dropped as the first-choice goalkeeper for Brighton by manager Graham Potter in December and was told that a move elsewhere on loan would not be declined. Ryan secured a move to Arsenal during the January transfer window and made three appearances for the London club. Ryan returned to Brighton at the end of the season after the loan deal with Arsenal expired. Since then he has been linked with a permanent move back to the Gunners and to a few Spanish and French clubs.

Ryan wants assurances at his next club that he would remain as the first-choice goalkeeper and will assess his options according to the offers that arrive. The Australian’s contract with Brighton expires next summer which also leaves him the option of remaining at Brighton for the next season and leaving on a free deal when his contract expires.

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