The current uncertainty in football could lead to some unexpected developments.
For example, the current contract situations of various players will be up in the air at the moment, as the season is unlikely to finish by t he end of June, when many contracts run out.
That could lead to players being given new deals by their club, and one such player is Celtic’s Craig Gordon.
Gordon, a treble winner with the Hoops in the invincibles season of 2016-17, is out of contract with the Hoops at the end of May.
Seemed inevitable that player would leave
It did seem at one stage that his Celtic career would be coming to an end. He did reveal to the Scottish Sun in December that talks had not taken place about keeping him at the club.
However, things are different now, as football is under lockdown for the foreseeable future. That could well mean a change in the contract situation for some players who seemed certain to leave their clubs in the summer.
Will that be the case with Gordon? Only time will tell. However, it would make sense for Celtic to now at least offer the player a year’s contract, to deal with the uncertainty ahead.
Of course, there is no guarantee that Gordon would sign any deal. He may feel that he wants to try to play regular football when the game can once more be played in Britain.
May decide to commit to Hoops
Perhaps with no game time on the horizon for the future, Gordon will instead decide to commit to Celtic for another season.
After all, there is no guarantee that Fraser Forster will return to Celtic for next season, whenever that may be. It will be interesting to see what the future holds for Gordon.
He might well end up staying at Celtic, which few people would have thought possible not that long ago.
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