Celtic have had a bid rejected by Motherwell for goalkeeper Trevor Carson, according to a reliable journalist.
Radio Clyde reporter Ronnie Charters claimed on his personal Twitter account on Monday night that the Hoops had seen their six-figure offer of £200,000 emphatically turned down by the Steelman.
However it is understood that the Bhoys are expected to return with a second offer on Tuesday in order to land their target.
Motherwell reject bid in region of £200k from Celtic for goalkeeper Trevor Carson.
Celtic likely to test Motherwell’s resolve with another bid tomorrow.
— Ronnie Charters (@STVRonnie) January 29, 2018
Carson, 29, only joined Motherwell in the summer from Hartlepool, but has already proven himself to be a very good goalkeeper in Scotland’s top-flight.
He has made 28 appearances in all competitions for Stephen Robinson’s side, keeping an impressive 10 clean sheets in the process.
Celtic may be looking at the Northern Irish goalkeeper after it was confirmed on Monday that Craig Gordon will miss up to three months of action following an injury he sustained in the 1-0 win against Hibernian at the weekend.
Dorus de Vries is currently the only first-team goalkeeper at Celtic Park and he is most likely to start on Tuesday night against Hearts in the Scottish Premiership.
Football Insider verdict
Although Gordon’s injury is a blow, at least it came before the transfer window deadline. Carson is a decent goalkeeper and while he is not an improvement on Gordon, he has shown that he is solid enough to do a job well called upon in the Scottish Premiership. The former Sunderland and Portsmouth shot-stopper will probably only cost the Hoops a minimal amount of money too, so he could be a long-term solution to be the next No 2 at Parkhead if Brendan Rodgers does not see de Vries as having a future there. Rodgers still needs to sign a new centre-back before the deadline on Wednesday night.
In other Celtic news, a BBC pundit has made a bold claim about Rangers’ ability to chase down the Hoops.
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