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27th May, 2018 | 2:07pm

Celtic must sell first-team regular if price is right as replacement is already in place


For the second year in a row, one of the giants of English football are interested in signing Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon, but on this occasion the outcome might be quite different.

The Scottish Sun are reporting that Manchester United have Gordon on a shortlist of players to become their back-up to David de Gea.

Last year it was Chelsea who wanted the 35-year-old as back-up, but multiple bids were turned down.

This time it could be different however, as if the price is right from Manchester United the Hoops should sell Gordon, as unlike last year they now have an able back-up goalkeeper in Scott Bain.

Bain has been excellent since joining the Hoops from Dundee in January, and has more than earned the permanent deal he signed.

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The Hoops also have Dorus de Vries, who has not been great in all honesty, and the highly-rated Conor Hazard on their books, so there is no shortage of goalkeepers at the club should Gordon leave.

Brendan Rodgers obviously considers Gordon as his number one goalkeeper, but a bid of around £3million would surely be too good to turn down.

Unlike in the past, the Hoops can now cope with the departure of Gordon, and if the price is right he should go with the best wishes of the fans after his career was reborn with the Hoops.

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