CRAIG GORDON sealed his Celtic exit today when he agreed a two-year deal with former club Hearts.
The 37-year-old goalkeeper had been a free agent after rejecting a new contract offer on reduced terms from the Hoops and opted to rejoin the Edinburgh club who were relegated at the end of the season, according to a report in Sky Sports News.
Gordon made only six appearances for Neil Lennon’s side last term with his last outing coming in the 2-0 Europa League Group B encounter against Cluj in Romania in December.
The towering shotstopper, who won six league titles, five League Cups and three Scottish Cups during a six-year stay in Glasgow, bade an emotional farewell earlier today, as reported by CQN.
Gordon has spoken at length about his desire to play regularly to force his way back into Scotland recognition again with a crucial Euro 2021 play-off semi-final against Israel due at Hampden in October.
The experienced netminder won the last of his 54 international caps in a 3-1 home defeat from Portugal in October 2018.
Gordon, a product of the Hearts academy, began his career at Tynecastle before moving across the border to Sunderland in 2007 for £9million, which was a British record fee for a goalkeeper.
After his release from the Wearside club in 2012 – and subsequently two years out of the game with complicated knee and arm injuries – he was signed by Ronny Deila for the Hoops as a replacement for Southampton-bound Fraser Forster