The Scottish Sun have claimed that Craig Gordon is begging Celtic to let him leave the club before Friday’s 11pm deadline with Scottish Premiership side Hearts an option – and Neil Lennon is ready to grant him such a move.
Gordon, 37, has firmly become second choice under Lennon this season. That is because the Scottish champions signed Fraser Forster on loan from Premier League side Southampton, and a permanent move at the end of the campaign could occur.
It means Gordon – who has just six months left on his £20,000-a-week contract (Scottish Sun) – has played just six times in all competitions this season, failing to make a single Scottish Premiership appearance.
With a summer exit inevitable, Gordon has urged Lennon to let him leave before Friday’s deadline. Hearts are said to be interested in re-signing the veteran goalkeeper, after he came through the ranks at Hearts and made 97 appearances.
TBR’s view – Only fair that Lennon lets Gordon leave before Friday
A servant to the club, Gordon has shone for Celtic – clocking up a whopping 242 appearances for the Scottish champions. He has helped Celtic win a total of 13 trophies, including the last five league titles of their excellent eight-in-a-row run.
Given that he is a legend of the club, Lennon should treat his request with respect and let him leave – given Celtic have Scott Bain in reserve and Forster as first choice. It makes sense for Gordon to return to Tynecastle.