Report: Celtic star Craig Gordon linked with stunning summer move to Chelsea

Former Sunderland goalkeeper Craig Gordon is being linked from Celtic to Chelsea.

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon is being lined up for a shock move by Chelsea, report the Scottish Sun.

The Blues reportedly want a replacement for Petr Cech who is expected to leave at the end of the season after a decade at the club.

Crucially he is being lined up as a number two to Thibaut Courtois, which the paper claim Gordon is 'unlikely' to want.

The goalkeeper signed as a free agent with Celtic in the summer after a year out of the game through injury after being released through Sunderland.

He has bounced back to full fitness, reclaiming his Scotland international place, and turning in a superb performance for Celtic away at Inter Milan at the San Siro a week ago in the Europa League, evidence he can still cut it on the big stage.

The chance to move to Chelsea won't be without temptation. He could earn a lucrative contract and test himself in the English Premier League again, while as a number two, he could prolong a career which appeared previously as if it could come to a premature end.

With trophies on the horizon at Celtic this season, Gordon could walk away on a high after just a year.

However moving to a club where his first team spot is not guaranteed, would be harmful to his international prospects, and after losing a year of his career, Gordon appears as though he wants to make up for lost time.

The interest in him says everything about the progress he has made, and is a compliment to the work of Celtic and their staff in their handling of him in helping the stopper get back to his very best.

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