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Craig Gordon confirms Celtic exit after rejecting new deal amid Hearts curiosity


Craig Gordon has confirmed his Celtic exit in a heartfelt Instagram submit.

The 37-year-old goalkeeper joined the Hoops on a free switch in 2014 and received six league titles in Scotland.

Scottish Championship membership Hearts have supplied Gordon a two-year deal
Kenny Ramsay – The Solar Glasgow

Gordon rejected a brand new contract provide because of his want to play common soccer once more.

He has performed second fiddle to Fraser Forster this season because the 32-year-old returned on a season-long mortgage from Southampton final summer time.

Gordon, who has been linked with a summer time transfer to Hearts, stated: “Six league titles. 5 League Cups. Three Scottish cups.

“The final six years have been essentially the most profitable interval of my skilled profession, and I want to thank everybody who has performed their half in making this attainable.

“The membership, for initially taking an opportunity on somebody who hadn’t performed in practically three years [due to knee injuries].

“And to Woodsy [Celtic goalkeeping coach Stevie Woods] for encouraging me to make the transfer within the first place, and for coaching me ridiculously arduous ever since.

“I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying alongside some sensible teammates – who with out, my time on the membership would have been very totally different.


“The followers, for his or her assist. Residence, away… everywhere in the world. Thanks.

“My household, who’ve been there by way of all of it. The ups and downs, the miles, the sacrifices, the celebrations. I hope I’ve made them proud.

“At 37, and with just a few years in me but, I simply need to play the sport I like, and have performed for 20+ skilled seasons.

“Soccer could make for troublesome choices, however I’m trying ahead to the subsequent chapter and problem.

“Thanks, once more. CG.”

Gordon made 242 appearances for Celtic.

View this submit on Instagram

6 League Titles. 5 League Cups. three Scottish Cups. The final six years have been essentially the most profitable interval of my skilled profession, and I want to thank everybody who has performed their half in making this attainable. The membership, for initially taking an opportunity on somebody who hadn’t performed in practically three years. And to Woodsy for encouraging me to make the transfer within the first place, and for coaching me ridiculously arduous ever since. I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying alongside some sensible team-mates – who with out, my time on the membership would have been very totally different. The followers, for his or her assist. Residence, away… everywhere in the world. Thanks. My household, who’ve been there by way of all of it. The ups and downs, the miles, the sacrifices, the celebrations. I hope I’ve made them proud. At 37, and with just a few years in me but, I simply need to play the sport I like, and have performed for 20+ skilled seasons. Soccer could make for troublesome choices, however I’m trying ahead to the subsequent chapter and problem. Thanks, once more. CG.

A submit shared by Craig Gordon (@craig_gordon1) on Jun 28, 2020 at 10:52am PDT






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