CRAIG GORDON has cemented his place in Celtic’s history as the double treble winning goalkeeper but it could have been very different had the Scot decided to leave when a very tempting offer came in for him halfway through Rodgers’ first season.
In the January window just months after Brendan Rodgers took over, there was already a trophy in the cabinet and Celtic had not been beaten in Scotland at all.
Everything looked like it was going to plan when all of a sudden Chelsea came calling for our first team goalkeeper.
Gordon had made such an impression Chelsea scouts thought the goalkeeper could be a good backup for first team duty at Stamford Bridge.
In that deal, Gordon would have been offered a very easy life picking up a larger paycheck than he does at Celtic.
However, the Celtic goalie has now opened up about the interest from the Stamford Bridge club and why HE ultimately rejected the move.
“It was halfway through the ‘Invincible Treble’ season and things were looking very good for us here and we really looked like we had a chance to make history.” Gordon told Ladbrokes News.
“I think everybody felt that here at the club during that season and during that run that we were on to something special, and it was a chance to be remembered for something extraordinary.
“To give that up, maybe to go to Chelsea, who ended up winning the league that season, I probably wouldn’t have got a medal for not playing enough games and possibly sit on the bench for long spells.
“Or give that up for a chance to make history and be remembered for something extra special.
“In the end that’s what I decided to do.”
We think Craig made the correct choice!
The iconic footage of Gordon dropping from his knees to the floor when Celtic scored their late winner to seal an invincible treble will live long in the memory,