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“It was the last week of the window, the Chelsea bid. It wasn’t accepted and I stayed”


Craig Gordon

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon admits he wanted a move to Chelsea last year but says he would have regretted turning his back on the ‘invincibles’ campaign.

The former Sunderland shot-stopper was close to moving to the Premier League champions last January before Brendan Rodgers rejected the move.

But Gordon is thankful for his manager’s decision in hindsight.

“It was the last week of the window, the Chelsea bid. It wasn’t accepted and I stayed,” he told the Daily Record.

“But at the same time we were in the middle of a great season where it looked as if we were going to do something really special and everyone felt that an undefeated season was a possibility.

“We talked about it in Dubai this time last year. We said, ‘This is on, we have enough within us in the squad to do it.’

“It never came out, we never said it publicly, but certainly within the squad we thought it was possible to go and do something very special, which we did in the end.”

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