Goalkeeper Craig Gordon is a free agent after his Celtic contract expired today, The Daily Record reports.

Gordon signed for the club in July 2014, becoming the first-choice pick under both Ronny Deila and Brendan Rodgers.

However, his role has been reduced at Celtic in the last couple of seasons with Scott Bain making a push for the position and Neil Lennon bringing in old favourite Fraser Forster on loan, to great effect.


In total, he has made 242 appearances for the club, more than his spells at Hearts and Sunderland combined (Transfermarkt).

Now 37, it’s unclear whether he will be offered new terms or whether he will be heading off to pastures new.

The veteran was a transfer target for old club Hearts in January (BBC) but after their relegation to the Scottish Championship it’s not clear whether they are in a position to make a move for him or not.

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Celtic announced the departures of Jozo Simunovic and Jonny Hayes over the weekend and Gordon was conspicuously from that announcement, suggesting his exit from Celtic Park might not quite be set in stone at the moment.

Lennon spoke fondly of the Scotland international back when he had that link to Tynecastle, suggesting he still has a role to play in the manager’s squad.

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

That could be especially true if we are not able to work out permanent terms for Forster, who still has a lucrative contract at Premier League outfit Southampton.

With time ticking on though, it’d be a surprise if we didn’t hear some kind of update on Gordon’s situation this week.

It’s surely not a situation either party will want to leave in limbo for too long.

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