Craig Gordon is willing to reject a new contract offer from Celtic and quit the club this month, Football Insider can reveal.
The 37-year-old’s future at Parkhead is in major doubt as his current deal has expired this month and he has interest from clubs in the SPL as well as the English Championship.
A Celtic source has told Football Insider that Neil Lennon wants to keep Gordon as top-quality back-up for next season and he has been offered a new deal.
But it would mean him taking a “significant” pay cut on his current agreement, worth around £20,000-a-week.
The Scotland international is weighing up his future, and this explains why he was omitted from the club statement last weekend detailing the exits of Jonny Hayes and Jozo Simunovic now their contracts have expired.
Gordon is veering towards moving on from Parkhead as he looks to continue his career at at a team where he can be a regular starter.
There is an offer on the table from St Mirren and the 54-times capped international is also expecting others from down south.
Football Insider broke the news in January that Hearts had submitted an offer for Gordon but Celtic refused to let him leave.
Gordon‘s future is now in his own hands and it is a quandary for Lennon.
The manager wants top-class cover for Bain and there is no guarantee the club will be able to agree new terms with Southampton for Forster, either a permanent deal or a new loan.
In addition to his 242 appearances for Celtic, Gordon also played 170 times for Hearts before leaving to join Sunderland in 2007 for a then British record fee of £9million for a goalkeeper.