STEVEN PRESSLEY has tipped Craig Gordon to make a return to Hearts. Gordon is out of contract at Celtic and whilst talks remain to be had with the Scottish Champions, it is expected that he will leave the club with a move to Hearts likely. Pressley, who played with Gordon in his own Hearts days, has said that the 37-year-old is still an incredible goalkeeper and would be a great signing for Heats.
Speaking to the Edinburgh Evening News, Pressley believes that a move to Edinburgh would suit both the 54-cap Gordon and Robbie Neilson’s side.
“It would be a brilliant signing for Hearts. The goalkeeping position is very underestimated. It is such a crucial position at a football club.
“A top goalkeeper can win you a league and it would be a real sign of intent for Hearts to bring back a keeper of Craig’s quality.
“It would be great for the supporters if they can get that deal through.
“It is obviously down to Hearts and Craig to decide on that if he goes back there.
“Maybe part of the enticement would be whether or not Craig can find his first coaching steps within the club.
“That’s something for Robbie and the club to speak about and see if there’s an opportunity, whether he could support the goalkeeping coaching at some level.”
Gordon has spent six years at Celtic but following the expiry of his deal, no agreement has been reached leaving the Invincible ‘keeper free to join any club. Hearts and Derby County have been linked with taking Gordon, who has played just six games for Celtic since the beginning of 2019.
Gordon’s future remains up in the air but having gone to the media earlier in the week will not have helped his case for securing an improved deal at the Scottish Champions. At 37, Gordon is in the twilight of his career and still wants to play games in order to achieve a call-up to Steve Clarke’s EURO2020 play-off squad.