Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Cameron Dawson has put an end to speculation over his future by signing a new long-term contract with the Championship club.
Celtic had previously been linked with the England under-19 international. The Sheffield Star claimed that we had Dawson “on the radar”, with his previous contract set to expire in the summer.
Celtic are in need of a goalkeeper this summer, with Fraser Forster’s loan deal set to expire and Craig Gordon’s contract up. Gordon stated last month that he had yet to hold talks with the club regarding a new deal (BBC).
However, if we are to bring in a shot-stopper, it clearly won’t be Dawson. His new deal will last right up until the summer of 2024 (SWFC).
This season, Dawson has managed 18 appearances after breaking into the team back in November. He’s also kept 19 clean sheets in 57 outings for the Owls (Transfermarkt).
Celtic not putting any urgency into finding a goalkeeper
It doesn’t look as though Celtic are seriously looking into getting a new goalkeeper in this month, which could be telling regarding Craig Gordon’s own future.
It seemed as though Gordon was for the off earlier on this season. He had his eyes set on January being a “big month” (BBC), yet continues to stay at the club with little reported interest coming from elsewhere.
If he was to depart this month, you would’ve fancied Celtic to have stepped up their interest in a new goalkeeper. But that doesn’t look like being the case anytime soon.
Dawson would’ve been an interesting one. He hasn’t had all that much in the way of first-team experience outside of his time at Sheffield Wednesday. Outside of that, he’s played for Wycombe Wanderers and Alfreton Town. It’s not the most eye-catching of clubs.
Even if the Sheffield man signed in the summer, he doesn’t have the CV that commands a number one spot. He would likely have come in alongside a new number one, so missing out on him isn’t much of a blow.
All the best to Dawson after signing his new deal. Neil Lennon, however, won’t be too upset by the latest development.