With the arrival of Fraser Forster on loan in the summer, Craig Gordon has fallen further down the pecking order at Celtic. The undisputed number 1 at Parkhead not too long ago, the Scottish international has lost his position with the arrivals of Scott Bain and the aforementioned Forster in consecutive transfer windows.
And with recent rumours linking the Hoops with Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper, Cameron Dawson as cited by SunSport, the Celtic veteran’s time at Parkhead might be up. At least that is the view of former striker turned pundit Noel Whelan.
As reported by the Football Insider, when asked whether the writing was on the wall for the keeper, Noel Whelan said:
“Yeah I think so, I think so.
“They’re probably looking for someone a bit younger who can kick on for a good four or five years at the club.
“He’s been a great servant Craig Gordon, still a fantastic goalkeeper, and I’m sure he’s not ready to hang up his boots yet and I’m sure there will be other clubs queuing up to get him.
“But sometimes at a club, you need new faces, to move in a fresh direction.”
Gordon has been a brilliant servant to the club over the years, winning 12 trophies in his five-and-a-half seasons at the club. But at 37 years of age, he might not be too keen to spend the twilight of his career on the Celtic bench.
On the other hand, Celtic also seem to be preparing for the future. Thus, a transfer might be in the best interest of both club and player at this point.