According to The Scottish Sun, Celtic keeper Craig Gordon wants a move out of Glasgow with Hearts interested in hiring his services. He has reportedly pleaded his club to let him join another side before the transfer window closes on Friday.
The 37-year-old keeper wants to be part of Scotland’s national team for the Euro 2020 and his chances will be slim if he continues warming the bench as Fraser Forster’s back-up.
Gordon’s current contract with the Hoops is due to expire in the summer and it looks unlikely that he will be handed a new deal. Since losing his place to Scott Bain last year, the Scotsman has been enduring a difficult time at Celtic Park with only six appearances to his name in this season.
It is believed that Scottish Premiership club Hearts are interested in his services, which is a club where he first started his career and broke through their youth ranks to make 139 league appearances.
He was snapped up by Sunderland for a record £9 million in 2007 but injury wrecked his spell at the Lads. However, he did well to repair the damage to his reputation when he joined the Bhoys in 2014, racking up 147 league appearances and winning major honors with the club.
The report further suggests that Neil Lennon is ready to allow his experienced goalkeeper to leave, but only if he can find a back-up to Forster.
However, with Bain ruled out of the game due to his thumb injury and Conor Hazard serving his loan spell at Dundee, Celtic would be hit hard if they allow one more keeper to leave