Celtic's Craig Gordon closes in on Hearts switch

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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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