Celtic’s current goalkeeping situation is certainly one that is worth keeping an eye on. Fraser Forster seems to be firmly established as the Hoops number one goalkeeper.
Scott Bain has recently signed a new deal with the club. That leaves one veteran goalkeeper as possibly the odd man out – Craig Gordon.
Gordon had been selected for the Betfred Cup games earlier this season, but he was on the bench for the recent semi-final against Hibs.
Former Celtic number one goalkeeper Rab Douglas thinks that Gordon may decide to move on from the Hoops during the January transfer window.
“Might have a discussion”
“Craig might have a discussion with Neil Lennon in January,” Douglas said, as reported by BBC Sport. “I don’t think anybody wants to sit on the bench. He’s at the tail end of his career now. It’s not going to be about the money for Craig, it’s about playing and enjoying it.”
It would make sense for Gordon to move on in January. After all, his contract does expire at the end of the season. He is not likely to feature often for the Hoops between now and then. Forster is the number one, whilst Bain’s deal makes him the number two goalkeeper.
Move could be best for all parties
Gordon has done it all in his career. If he wants to keep playing, as suggested by Douglas, then a move away from the Hoops would be the best for all parties.
Should Gordon leave, he will get the best wishes of the Hoops support. He played a key role for the side in the ‘invincible’ season of 2016-17. However, the time seems right for the player to move on from Celtic.