Celtic in hunt for last-gasp loan signing (not Musonda) - BBC journalist
Celtic are planning on a last-gasp loan swoop for a goalkeeper before the transfer window slams shut on Wednesday night, according to a reliable journalist.
BBC Sport reporter Jane Lewis claimed on her personal Twitter account that Brendan Rodgers is planning to bring in a shot-stopped on a temporary basis in the wake of Craig Gordon’s injury layoff.
#Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says Craig Gordon will be out for around 12 weeks. Knee injury but different knee to previous problems. Looking to bring in goalie on loan. Leigh Griffiths out for 4 weeks. Says Charly Musonda is “a big talent” could face Hearts if passes medical.
— Jane Lewis (@BBCJaneLewis) January 29, 2018
Gordon was forced off the pitch in the 1-0 win against Hibernian and Parkhead on Saturday and it has now been confirmed that the Scotland international will miss three months of action.
Celtic number two Dorus de Vries is set to deputise for the former Sunderland goalkeeper, and with third choice shot-stopper Conor Hazard recently joining Falkirk on loan until the rest of the season the need for a new arrival is pressing.
The Hoops are already close to one loan signing as Charly Musonda is widely reported to be close to wrapping up an 18-month deal at Parkhead.
Football Insider verdict
This is common sense by Brendan Rodgers, as the Hoops really need to bring in another goalkeeper due to the severity of the injury suffered by Craig Gordon. One name who could be under consideration is third choice Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward, who had a very successful spell in Scotland with Aberdeen. The one drawback with Ward though is that he may demand to be the number one in place on de Vries, which doesn’t seem to be Brendan Rodgers’ plan. He will most likely sign an experienced goal keeper that isn’t the number choice for an English club, and not an up and coming player like Ward.
In other Celtic news, Charly Musonda is on the verge of joining the Hoops
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