29 June 2020 14:43
CRAIG GORDON has revealed he always planned to return to his beloved Hearts one day. The veteran goalie signed a two-year deal with the Jambos today after quitting Celtic. 3 Craig Gordon is over the moon to be back in maroon Credit: Kenny Ramsay - The Sun Glasgow Hearts banked a club record £9million fee for Gordon when he joined Sunderland in 2007. Now, 13 years later, Gordon can't wait to get back playing in front of his fellow Jambos at Tynecastle. He told Hearts TV: "It's brilliant to come back here after so long.
3 Gordon is targeting more silverware at Tynecastle Credit: Kenny Ramsay - The Sun Glasgow 3 Gordon decided to leave Celtic after a phenomenal six years at Parkhead Credit: Kenny Ramsay - The Sun Glasgow The move sees the 37-year-old drop down into the Championship after six trophy-laden years at Celtic Park. And after winning six titles and three trebles in Glasgow, Gordon wants to bring some silverware back to Gorgie. He said: "I want to be successful, that's what I've always wanted to do and try to achieve in my career. "Now I'm back, I'm still hungry for success and to bring that to the Hearts supporters. "I've managed to speak to Robbie already and I'm really excited about what the future holds here." Gordon is reaching the end of his career but the Scotland keeper insists he never thought about hanging up the gloves.
It is important that we continue to promote these adverts as our local businesses need as much support as possible during these challenging times. Close Craig Gordon has signed for Hearts, returning to Tynecastle 13 years after leaving the Edinburgh side. The 54-times-capped goalkeeper was a free agent after leaving Celtic and has now signed a two-year deal for new manager Robbie Neilson's side. Gordon began his career with Hearts, coming through the club's academy before rising to fame as the club's number one and winning international recognition. He won the Scottish Cup during his first spell at the club and his performances earned him a move to Sunderland in 2007, with the English side paying £9m for his signature. ADVERT A serious knee injury blighted his time with the club and he left at the end of his contract. After two years without a club, Gordon began training with Celtic and was helped back to full fitness. He signed a permanent deal and went on to win six league titles, five League Cups and three Scottish Cups. The 37-year old lost his place in the side last season and rejected a contract offer from the Parkhead club. He published a farewell message to Celtic fans on social media on Sunday before rejoining Hearts. CRAIG GORDON insists it's "brilliant" to be back at Hearts following his Celtic exit. Gordon, 37, linked up with the Jambos for a second time today after announcing his Parkhead exit yesterday. The Scotland international goalie joined Robbie Neilson's side on a two-year deal and he spoke of his delight at getting the deal over the line when speaking to Hearts TV earlier this morning. He said: "It's brilliant to come back here after so long. "The last time I signed here was 1999 so it's been a long time but I'm very happy to be back and I can't wait to get started. "It's been a difficult decision to put everything into place to come back here. "When I spoke to Hearts and the history that I have here, something that I've always wanted to do was to come back. "I have this opportunity now, it's the start of something where we really feel as if we have a project to move on with. "The feel-good factor of the club is starting to come back and everybody is united to get us back to where we should be. "I want to be part of that and I absolutely can't wait. "I've seen a few familiar faces already today so it's great to be back and get to know everybody else. "It's a special place. It's where I grew up, where I came supporting as a boy, to play out here and to come back to feel that support when fans are allowed back in again is going to be really special."