Hearts move to sign Craig Gordon from Celtic

Goalkeeper to decide his future after offer from Tynecastle

Hearts are keen to bring Craig Gordon back to Tynecastle.
Hearts are keen to bring Craig Gordon back to Tynecastle.

Hearts have offered Craig Gordon the chance to return to Tynecastle Park on a two-year contract if he leaves Celtic.

The Edinburgh club have proposed a deal which would run until summer 2022, with the option of a further 12-month extension thereafter.

Gordon is now considering his future after his Parkhead contract expired. Celtic offered him another one on a reduced salary but he has asked them to improve the terms.

The 37-year-old is interested in rejoining Hearts and would work again with Robbie Neilson, his former team-mate who returned to Gorgie as manager last night.

Gordon supported the club as a child and came through their youth system before becoming an established first-team regular in 2003.

He won the Scottish Cup in 2006 and left for Sunderland in a £9million deal in 2007 – a British record fee for a goalkeeper at the time.

He also holds 54 Scotland caps and is willing to consider playing for Hearts in the Championship next season following their relegation.

Gordon is keen to move into a coaching role in years to come and would be given opportunities to do so at Riccarton should he agree to return.

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