Celtic's Craig Gordon closes in on Hearts switch


Celtic could be about to lose another goalkeeper with Craig Gordon set to depart.

According to Football Insider, the experienced stopper is closing in on a summer move to Hearts.

Gordon is out of contract at Parkhead and now faces a big decision over his future.

The report claims that Celtic have offered the 37-year-old a contract to stay in Glasgow, but that was rejected by the goalkeeper.

It’s now thought that a move to Hearts could be appealing given the first team opportunities on offer – as well as the two-year deal and possibility of moving into coaching that’s on the table.

Should Gordon complete the move to Tynecastle, it would leave Celtic in a sticky situation regarding their goalkeeping options.b

With Fraser Forster returning to Southampton after his loan spell, Neil Lennon is without a senior option between the sticks.

Celtic are said to be keen on re-signing Forster next term, and it seems that this is now a deal that will take priority over any other.

GIVEMESPORT’S Phil Spencer says…

A permanent move for Fraser Forster is a no-brainer for me.

After spending the best part of five years at Celtic Park the 32-year-old knows exactly what it takes to be a success with the club, and the fans know that.

While he may be in the autumn of his career, Forster is likely to still have a few good years left in him and that means that Celtic could reap the benefits of his experience for several seasons to come.

It will be a big ask to compete with the finances on offer in the Premier League, but given his affinity for the club it could prove to be a shrewd move to sign him up.

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