Michael Brown admits it is “incredible” that Celtic have tabled Craig Gordon a contract reportedly worth 80 per cent less than his old terms at Parkhead.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Premier League midfielder struggled to comprehend that the Bhoys would offer such a significant pay cut to the 37-year-old.

The shot-stopper told talkSPORT that the difference between his old terms and the Hoops’ new, cut-price deal was “absolutely enormous”, with the Scottish Sun reporting an 80 per cent drop in wages.

The veteran goalkeeper, who is currently a free agent after his old deal expired, has revealed that Celtic are yet to return with a new offer to get him to re-sign.

Brown insists that Gordon will know exactly what he should be earning in comparison to other goalkeepers in the league and that he is astounded at the reported offer from Celtic.

“It does sound incredible amounts, to take that,” Brown told Football Insider.

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“The only thing you’d say is what is the player worth now, what’s the market value, we’re still only guided by what we’re hearing regarding 80 per cent but as a player, you know your market value.

“You know what others are paying or being paid and you know what you should be getting and that’s the difficulty.” 

Gordon played just six times for Celtic during the 2019/20 campaign, with Fraser Forster the firm number one under Neil Lennon.

The Scotland international, who has confirmed he is in talks over a potential return to former side Hearts, has a total of 242 appearances under his belt for the Bhoys.

In other Celtic news, an ex-striker has been left in awe of the Bhoys’ “superb” new recruit.