Former Aston Villa and Rangers defender Alan Hutton has been speaking about the goalkeeper situation at Celtic, and is left confused that no word has come out over Craig Gordon’s future at the club.
The 37 year-old is technically a free agent as his contract expired on the 31st May, but with the Hoops recently announcing that fellow Celt stars Jonny Hayes and Jozo Simunovic left the Scottish champions when their contract expired on the same date, it looks like there still might be negotiations going on over Gordon’s future.
Speaking to Football Insider, the former Scottish international said, “It’s a bit of a strange situation, he’s had to take a back seat since Forster’s come back in and been one of their main players.
“He’s obviously older now and it’s a decision he’s obviously going to have to make – does he want to go into the coaching side of it or does he want to keep playing? He’s obviously had some bad injuries through his career and missed some time.
“At the end of the day, Forster’s not a given to be signed, they’re going to want a lot of money for him so there’s still an opportunity to play there if the deal for Forster can’t go through.
“You wonder if there’s something in the pipeline there, you wonder if there are some ongoing talks or they’re thrashing something out to understand the future of the goalkeeping situation.”
It’s hard to disagree with Hutton here, Gordon’s age is obviously a big discussion point, but with the club currently only having Scott Bain on the books as they battle to bring Fraser Forster back to the Hoops, it is understandable there is a chance to sign a new contract at the moment, but there are more questions than answers at this current time.
The goalkeeper joined the club in 2014 after taking a two year break from football, per Transfermarkt, and it seemed like his career was going to be very average at best. However the Scottish international has had his best spell on the pitch with the Hoops, picking up five league titles and nine domestic cup titles, so it wouldn’t be a bad idea keeping the player due to his experience.
For now many are left to just wonder what will happen to the goalkeeper, but there are far worse options to sign if they did choose to give the Scottish International a new contract.
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