Date: 1st May 2019 at 7:45am
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As reported by The Scottish Sun, Celtic are showing transfer interest in Livingston goalkeeper Liam Kelly this summer.

The paper say he could be available for as little as £50,000 due to a clause in his contract, with a number of sides in England and around Europe also keen on his signature after an impressive season in the Scottish Premiership.

Celtic’s interest is rather surprising but does bring to the fore thoughts about the future of long-serving shot-stopper Craig Gordon at the club.

Gordon has been usurped as number one by Scott Bain in recent months, replaced by the 27-year-old for both club and country after some impressive form between the sticks.

He’s also currently suffering from an old knee injury that has flared up in training, which given his age is a reminder that he can’t play forever and is coming towards the end of his career.

The 36-year-old was once thought to have retired early having barely played a match for years due to injury prior to his arrival at Celtic Park, a move which has undoubtedly been a great success for both the player and the club.

Going on to make 236 appearances and win 10 trophies, the player once synonymous with Hearts has now in fact played many more times for us, also enjoying the greatest success of his career.

However, the fact we are even looking at goalkeepers is a sign his time at Celtic could be coming to an end, never mind that Kelly looks to have significant potential that could be a long-term benefit.

The Livi ‘keeper has helped keep an impressive 17 clean sheets this season, winning plaudits from pundits and fans for his performances.

Scott Bain looks absolutely undroppable right now too, only conceding seven goals in his 27 appearances this season and keeping an exceptional 21 clean sheets.

The defence of course play their part in that, but as an organiser, distributor and a shot-stopper he is in imperious form.

It all means Gordon’s long-term prospects at the club aren’t great.

Considering he is unlikely to be happy sitting on the bench and won’t be earning chump change in terms of wages, is it time to say goodbye?

Is it the end of the road for Craig Gordon at Celtic? Have your say in the comments below…

 

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