Celtic keeper Gor­don signs new deal

New Straits Times - - Sport -

Ve te r a n goal­keeper Craig Gor­don has signed a new three-year con­tract with Celtic, keep­ing him at the club un­til 2020, the Scot­tish cham­pi­ons said on Wed­nes­day.

Gor­don, who has made 45 ap­pear­ances for Scot­land, was strongly linked by the Bri­tish me­dia with a move to Chelsea but Celtic re­buffed ad­vances for the 34-year-old from the Premier League lead­ers in Jan­uary.

“It’s taken a lit­tle while af­ter the in­ter­est in the Jan­uary win­dow but it’s good to fi­nally get it done and con­cen­trate on the rest of the sea­son,” Gor­don told the club’s web­site (www.celticfc.net).

“It was quite stop­start, there was a lot of things go­ing on within the club, it wasn’t a con­tin­u­ous thing. There were two or three oc­ca­sions when we sat down and talked about it, it was fairly straight for­ward in the end, I wanted to stay.”

Gor­don has made more than 100 ap­pear­ances since join­ing Celtic on a free trans­fer in 2014.

Celtic, who have a 27 point cush­ion at the top of the Scot­tish Premier­ship with 11 games re­main­ing, host bit­ter ri­vals Rangers on Sun­day.

Craig Gor­don

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