Man United could agree shock deal for Celtic favourite

According to The Sun, Manchester United could agree a deal for Celtic favourite Craig Gordon this summer, as manager Jose Mourinho steps up the search to replace their soon-to-be-departing goalkeeper Sergio Romero.

The 31-year-old, who made 38 appearances in all competitions since joining from Sampdoria in 2015, looks on his way out of Old Trafford this summer and will need replacing. David De Gea is United’s undisputed first-choice, but Mourinho wants a very able secondary option.

We reported on Sunday that Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart was being linked with a shock move to the Red Devils, but now Gordon could be a surprise signing from Celtic. The 35-year-old joined the Hoops in 2014 and has gone on to make over 200 appearances in all competitions, keeping 103 clean sheets.

He isn’t get any younger, but he’s still a very good shot-stopper who wouldn’t break the bank for 12 months. Gordon has two more years on his deal with Celtic and is still first-choice between the sticks, making 45 appearances in all competitions last season.

United are likely to be linked with a number of goalkeepers while they try to find back-up for De Gea when Romero leaves, but they could do a lot worse than Gordon – a player who has racked up more than 380 appearances in the English Premier League and Scottish Premiership, while racking up 52 caps for the Scotland national team.

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