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Goalkeeper Gordon pens new three-year deal at Celtic
March 8, 2017 / 2:36 PM / 9 months ago

Goalkeeper Gordon pens new three-year deal at Celtic

(Reuters) - Veteran 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.

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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 (

“It was quite stop-start, 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.

Reporting by Shravanth Vijayakumar in Bengaluru; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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