We would all agree that Craig Gordon is much better than a League One goalkeeper – and that’s exactly why he shouldn’t jump at a move to Huddersfield Town.
The Daily Record reported last night that the experienced shot-stopper is on the radar of Huddersfield manager Danny Cowley. This is down to the fact that they currently have two goalkeepers on loan scheduled to go back to their parent clubs at the end of the season.
In addition to that, the Record state that Huddersfield were interested in a January deal, but Celtic rebuffed the interest. However, with Gordon out of contract, there’s nothing Celtic can do about a potential summer departure.
But Gordon needs to hold fire before jumping at the first offer he gets down south. As things stand, he can sign a pre-contract with anyone, but doing so with Huddersfield Town anytime soon would be a huge risk.
As things stand, the Terriers sit just two points above the relegation places in the Championship. If Gordon signs and Huddersfield drop down – all of a sudden he’s a League One goalkeeper, and there would be nothing he could do about it.
From Chelsea to Huddersfield
Remember, this is a shot-stopper who was seeing bids from Chelsea knocked back in 2017 (BBC). Has Gordon really regressed all that much since then? So much so that he should be plying his trade in England’s third-tier?
Of course not, he’s far too good for that level of football. He’s arguably too good for the Championship too. The former Hearts and Sunderland man has all the attributes to be performing in England’s top league.
He has Champions League, Europa League, international, and title-winning experience under his belt. That must count for something a lot more than an offer from a potential League One-threatened club.
It goes the same way with Hearts too. Considering their current situation and the fact that they don’t look like improving anytime soon, Gordon may want to hold fire there also.
The offers will surely come flooding in the closer we get to the summer. A move to Huddersfield looks too risky, and even at best still seems a bit beneath the quality and experience he offers.
Where do you think Gordon will end up in the summer? Is he too good for League One level in your view? What kind of level should he be aiming for when he chooses his next club? Give us your own thoughts on this in our discussion forum below.