Celtic announced two departures over the weekend in Jonny Hayes and Jozo Simunovic.
Hayes was out of contract and while we believed Jozo had a year to go, the club mentioned they had the right to extend his deal for one more year but chose not to keep the Croatian.
We were expecting Celtic to announce another departure when Jonny Hayes made it clear he was off but we were certain it would be Craig Gordon.
The goalkeeper is in the same boat as Jonny and looked to be running down his contract so he could go play elsewhere next season. Gordon has fallen down the pecking order at Celtic Park and wants to get as much game time as possible before he hangs up his gloves – understandable.
However, he was not on the chopping block this weekend. Has there been a change of heart or have Celtic made a play to keep the goalkeeper around?
Gordon’s options could be limited now with the current shutdown forcing clubs to rethink their transfer and wage budgets.
If Celtic aren’t going to go for Fraser Forster – it would stand to reason they’d try to keep Craig around, even if that meant playing second fiddle to Scott Bain.
We should no either way shortly if Celtic and Craig will part ways or not.