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Celtic’s attempts to land a goalkeeper to replace the injured Craig Gordon will seemingly dominate their plans on transfer deadline day but it will all end in tears if they keep up their scattergun approach.
The Scottish international has been ruled out of action for three months with a knee injury, and as a result the Bhoys are down to second choice Dorus de Vries but no real understudy, leaving the Hoops desperate to secure a signing with just hours until the window slams shut.
The Bhoys have attempted to deal with the problem by bidding for Motherwell’s Trevor Carson, with the Daily Record reporting that a second bid for the player has been made after the original bid was knocked back by the Steelmen.
Arsenal’s on-loan Emi Martinez has also been linked, as reported by the Sun, but that deal is complicated as the player is currently at Getafe who want to sign a replacement but agreeing to let the Argentinian leave.
Meanwhile, the Scottish Sun have reported that the Hoops were willing to make a shock move for Dundee’s Scott Bain, who recently joined Hibernian on loan, with Brendan Rodgers frantically seeking a senior stopper to arrive.
However, they need to settle on one target instead of keeping their fingers in all of the pies, as their current approach could well end with them missing out on securing a new signing, which would be a major hammer blow to their hopes of success.
Originally it looked as if the pursuit of Dundee’s Jack Hendry or rumours surrounding the future of striker Moussa Dembele were going to be the biggest story on transfer deadline day, but now it seems that the Bhoys’ hunt for a new goalkeeper is set to be the biggest story.
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