Celtic boss Neil Lennon has opened up on the transfer move of Craig Gordon who reportedly wants a move out of his club this January, as per Sky Sports.
The Bhoys boss said that he understands why his goalkeeper seeks to leave but conceded that the player’s services are also needed at the club. He also rejected claims that linked the 37-years-old to Premiership club Hearts.
“No, there’s nothing in that,” said the former Hibs manager. “Craig wants to get out and play, which is totally understandable but, at the minute, he’s needed here, he’s a priority here.”
“He’s an outstanding goalkeeper, and he does have his own personal concerns, which I understand, but as far as the club is concerned, we don’t want him to go. I doubt it [he’ll leave] very much.”
The Hoops are currently enjoying a great form with their latest encounter at McDiarmid Park bringing them an emphatic 3-0 victory against St Johnstone. That makes three straight wins for Lennon’s side this year, extending their lead to five points over their nearest rivals Rangers.
It is understood that Celtic will not make any more signings this month, with their manager having delivered a worrying message regarding transfer activity a few days ago. But rumors claimed that Gordon could be allowed to leave the club before the deadline closes.
If the experienced keeper does leave this month, then it would be a big blow for the club because Scott Bain is currently injured while Conor Hazard is serving his loan spell at Dundee.