Celtic and Craig Gordon should part ways in January

By John Reid

December 13, 2019

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon made a rare first-team appearance for the Hoops in Thursday’s 2-0 Europa League loss to Cluj.

Gordon has not played for the Hoops since the Betfred Cup game against Partick Thistle in September. After the game, he admitted that he had not spoken to Celtic about his future at the club. His contract expires at the end of the season.

“I want to play games and not playing is going to hurt a bit” he said, as reported by the Scottish Sun.

“Not had any talks”

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“You never know what’s going to happen as it’s the last year of my contract so January is going to be a big month. I’ve not had any talks with anyone at Celtic. I’m not had any offers or any talks whatsoever.”

If Gordon wants to move on from Celtic then he and Celtic should have an amicable parting of the ways in January.

It is understandable why he wants to leave, if he wants first-team football. There is no way he is going to displace Fraser Forster as Celtic’s number one goalkeeper.

So Celtic should not stand in his way if he wants to move on. The Hoops have enough goalkeepers on their books if they decide to let Gordon leave.

Club already have number of goalkeepers

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Both Scott Bain and Conor Hazard are at the club. There might not be a lot of transfer movement out of Celtic in January.

Neil Lennon will be focused on bringing players in to the club, rather than selling players. However, the fact that the Hoops have yet to have talks with Gordon shows that it is likely that he will not be at the club next season.

Does that mean giving the player a free transfer next month? Possibly. Gordon has done well for Celtic, especially in the unbeaten season of 2016-17. However, now seems like the right time for he and the club to part ways.