There will be no new deal for Craig Gordon at Celtic as the goalkeeper confirms on his social media he has left the club for good after five trophy-laden years at the club.
The player came back from a horrendous injury to become a top star again. A bargain free agent signing for Celtic, the Scottish international would put in some phenomenal performances and has been a big part of the nine in a row run.
Over the past 18 months, Craig’s contributions to the team had started to diminish and with his contract up in the summer, Celtic were not offering the player first team football any longer.
Craig wants to play as many games as possible before his career comes to an end, which is commendable.
The former Celtic goalkeeper posted a heartfelt goodbye and thanked the club for everything.
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6 League Titles. 5 League Cups. 3 Scottish Cups. The last six years have been the most successful period of my professional career, and I would like to thank everyone who has played their part in making this possible. The club, for initially taking a chance on someone who hadn’t played in nearly three years. And to Woodsy for encouraging me to make the move in the first place, and for training me ridiculously hard ever since. I’ve had the pleasure of playing alongside some brilliant team-mates – who without, my time at the club would have been very different. The fans, for their support. Home, away… all over the world. Thank you. My family, who have been there through it all. The ups and downs, the miles, the sacrifices, the celebrations. I hope I’ve made them proud. At 37, and with a few years in me yet, I just want to play the game I love, and have played for 20+ professional seasons. Football can make for difficult decisions, but I’m looking forward to the next chapter and challenge. Thank you, again. CG.
We hope Craig gets first team football wherever he ends up next. He has been touted for a return to Tynecastle which means he very well could be dropping down to the championship next term.