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GORDON IN HOOPS PLEA

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CRAIG GORDON wants to quit Celtic and has begged the club to let him go.

The Scotland international keeper fears missing out on Euro 2020 if he remains back-up to on-loan Fraser Forster.

Gordon has pleaded with the Hoops to allow him to move before Friday’s midnight transfer deadline, according to media reports.

The 37-year-old shotstopper, on a reported wage of around £20,000-per-week , is out of contract in June and free to find another team.

It’s understood former club Hearts have already expressed an interest in the experienced No.1 who started his career at Tynecastle before being sold to Sunderland for a record £9million back in 2007.

But injury wrecked Gordon’s spell on Wearside after ex-Celt Roy Keane had splashed the cash to prise him from Edinburgh.

The goalkeeper rebuilt his reputation at the eight-in-a-row champions before losing his place a year ago to Scott Bain, who was on loan from Dundee before signing a permanent deal in the summer.

Neil Lennon is believed to be sympathetic to Gordon’s plea, but knows he will have to find a new and reliable understudy to Forster, who temporary transfer from Southampton expires in the summer.

Bain is currently injured after breaking his thumb in the 4-2 home defeat to Cluj, while rookie Conor Hazard has been allowed to join Dundee on loan for the second half of the season.

Gordon has made only six appearances in this campaign, but the keeper, who has won 54 caps, is desperate to continue playing and force his way back into national team boss Steve Clarke’s plans ahead of the Euro 2020 play-offs.

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