Double injury blow could significantly alter Celtic transfer window plans
Celtic might have defeated Hibernian 1-0 thanks to a Leigh Griffiths goal, but the victory looks to have come at a cost.
Craig Gordon may well be ruled out for the rest of the season after the Hoops goalkeeper suffered what Brendan Rodgers described as a ‘serious’ knee injury.
Brendan Rodgers says Craig Gordon suffered what looks like a “serious” knee injury and admits he may now need to sign a goalkeeper before the window closes.
— Superscoreboard (@ClydeSSB) January 27, 2018
Meanwhile, Griffiths suffered another calf injury not long after scoring the only goal of the game, and may well miss the upcoming Europa League clash against Zenit.
Grim words from Brendan Rodgers. Sounds like a bad injury and a long layoff for Craig Gordon.Meanwhile Griffiths a doubt for Europa League
— Tom English (@BBCTomEnglish) January 27, 2018
As the Hoops boss has admitted, the Celts may well now be in the market for another goalkeeper which didn’t seem like a priority position until the injury, with Dorus de Vries the new number one in the time being.
The Dutchman hasn’t played many games this season, but Rodgers has always had faith in him so presumably any new signing will just be cover, particularly as Conor Hazard has moved to Falkirk on loan.
As for the Griffiths replacement, things are more complicated as the situation with Moussa Dembele will be affected. It seems highly unlikely that the French under-21 international will be sold in this window, as he will be the replacement for Griffiths.
The reported pursuit of Charly Musonda could also affect the Griffiths situation, as he may well be used in a forward position if he signs for the Hoops this week.
It should be a very busy end to the transfer window for Brendan Rodgers and the board at Celtic Park.
In other Celtic news, Brendan Rodgers admitted that signing a new goalkeeper looks to be on the agenda
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