Celtic are in the hunt for a new goalkeeper, as Craig Gordon is out for three months with a knee injury he suffered against Hibernian.
With Dorus de Vries the only experienced goalkeeper at the club, the Hoops have reportedly turned to Motherwell’s Trevor Carson as the man they want to bring in.
The Daily Record reported that the Steelmen have rejected the Hoops’ original offer of £200,000 for the player, as speculation continues that they may make a second offer before the transfer window ends.
The move for Carson shows that the Hoops may be thinking about the future of the goalkeeping position.
He is 29-years-old, far younger than the 35-year-old Gordon and 37-year-old de Vries.
Even though goalkeepers can play well into their 30s, both players are coming towards the end of their careers.
Barring injuries, Carson still has many years of his career left to go, and if the Hoops can get the player for around half-a-million pounds, that seems like a good deal.
Carson could fight it out in the future with Conor Hazard, the 19-year-old Hoops goalkeeper who is currently on-loan at Falkirk, for the number one spot at Celtic.
A move for Carson seems like a good bit of forward thinking and one the Hoops should attempt to complete.
In other Celtic news, Charly Musonda has explained why he joined the Hoops
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