Celtic’s ‘invincible’ team of 2016-17 have been starting to break up in the last year or two. Stuart Armstrong, Moussa Dembele, Mikael Lustig and Dedryck Boyata have all moved on from the club.
The next player who was part of that famous team that could depart the Hoops could be Craig Gordon. There may be a real chance that Gordon never plays for the Hoops again.
Second choice to recent arrival
The reason for that is that he is arguably second choice to Fraser Forster in the battle to be Celtic’s number one goalkeeper.
Since Forster returned to the club, he has firmly established himself as Celtic’s number one goalkeeper. Unless he suffers an injury, he looks set to be the Hoops goalkeeper from this point onward.
That may mean that Gordon will have to be content with a place on the bench. In fact, there may be no guarantee that he is on the bench most weeks.
Scott Bain should be back from injury soon. He could well challenge Gordon to be the second choice goalkeeper at Celtic Park.
That will perhaps not sit well with Gordon, who may feel that he can still play at a high level, even though he is coming towards the end of his career.
Key man in a famous team
Therefore, there has to be a doubt about him making another appearance for the Hoops. If that is the case, Gordon will go down in history as a man who played a key role in one of Celtic’s most famous teams.
He made 55 appearances for the Celtic side which won the domestic treble and didn’t lose a single league game in 2016-17.
Every great club side eventually breaks up. Even Celtic’s manager of the invincibles has moved on from the club. Perhaps Gordon will be the next member of that famous side to move on from Celtic.