Michael Stewart has said former club Hearts should sign former Jambos and current Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon.
The veteran has been frozen out of plans at Parkhead in recent months following the arrival of Fraser Forster. Hearts meanwhile have had problems finding a consistent number one, with Joel Pereira, Zdenek Zlamal and Colin Doyle turning in unconvincing performances as of late.
Writing in his Scottish Sun column, Stewart believes Gordon moving to Hearts could be a win for the Gorgie outfit.
“It ticks all the boxes,” he writes. “It’s a move that would suit everybody, and Stendel should push to make sure it happens. Gordon is still hugely popular among Jambos fans after his first spell at the club, which saw him graduate through their academy.
“He’d be a figurehead at Tynecastle and would win Hearts precious Premiership points on his own. It’s exactly the kind of marquee signing the Jambos need to make when the transfer window opens at the start of January.”
Not the worst idea
On the face of it, this doesn’t seem like too bad of an idea. As Gordon gets older, he’ll want the minutes that are slipping away from him. Daniel Stendel meanwhile will want a convincing goalkeeper to provide reassurance to the back four.
Wages would perhaps be a problem as Gordon will be on a decent wage at Parkhead. It could come down to how much he wants to play and if he’s willing to take a cut in finances for precious games.
Hearts endured a terrible start to life under Daniel Stendel, losing 1-0 to St Johnstone at Tynecastle. It keeps them joint-bottom of the Premiership as the German looks to have inherited quite the job.
A new goalkeeper could be on his agenda in January and Celtic’s somewhat forgotten man would be a decent shout.