As we discussed yesterday, Craig Gordon has this week put pen to paper on a deal at Celtic that will keep him at the club until 2020.
That news was confirmed by the Hoops this morning.
???? Hoops No.1 Craig Gordon has committed himself to the club by signing a new three-year deal keeping him at Celtic Park until 2020. pic.twitter.com/KIktVsklSN
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) March 8, 2017
After speculation linking him with a move to Chelsea in January, it appears any questions of him leaving the club in the near future have been put to bed.
It’s a welcome boost for supporters in a big week for the club, with Gordon set to play a crucial role in Sunday’s match-up with arch rivals Rangers.
The Scotland international has kept an incredible 23 clean sheets this season, improving parts of his game significantly under Brendan Rodgers despite being the grand old age of 34.
Despite an initial challenge for his number one spot earlier in the season from Dorus de Vries, Gordon has worked hard to prove he is still the main man at Celtic Park.
Now Celtic fans can look forward to many more years of excellent shot stopping.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the contract renewal…
Delighted to wake up to the news that professional kung-fu kicker Craig Gordon has signed a new 3 year deal at Celtic.
— Samrat (@samrat_m67) March 8, 2017
@celticfc brilliant news..fought his way back from a horrendous injury,losing his place in the team was only a speed bump..the guys a winner
— brian mcj (@brianmcj) March 8, 2017
@celticfc fantastic news too have signed for Celtic for free originally and to resurrect his career to the form of his life deserves it ????????????
— Paul (@paulroy83) March 8, 2017
@celticfc can imagine how that conversation started, Hi Peter Chelsea are interested in me ! Get the calculator out and start crunching! ????????????
— Andy Smith (@celt00) March 8, 2017
@celticfc Great to see ????????????????
— Kim McCormick (@Kimmccormick34) March 8, 2017
Brilliant news that Craig Gordon signs a 3 and a half year deal ????
— Paul Gray (@paulgray211) March 4, 2017