Sunderland A.F.C. - Sunderland to beat Villa to Gordon?
UK time is: 23:43:35
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Sunderland to beat Villa to Gordon?

Sunderland have emerged as the favourites to land keeper Craig Gordon - but Roy Keane will have to splash out more than the 5million reportedly already rejected by Hearts for the Scotland international.

The 24-year-old, who is also thought to have caught the attention of Martin O'Neill's Aston Villa, has reportedly already been the subject of a 5million bid from the Black Cats - but Hearts want nearer 10million for their club captain.

Gordon told Hearts World: "There's still a lot of time left in the transfer window so I might leave before the start of the season. But I can't think about it much as I need to be ready for the new season. It's out of my hands at the moment and we'll need to see what happens over the next few weeks."

Gordon admitted he was aware that Sunderland had made an offer to sign him, and said that while no bid has been accepted from any club, he would give serious consideration if Keane returns with an offer that satisfies Hearts' supremo Vladimir Romanov.

Other clubs thought to be interested include Arsenal, Manchester United and Bayern Munich - showing just how highly rated Gordon is both across these islands and abroad.

The Journalist

Writer: Tops Pinner Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday July 15 2007

Time: 12:40AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
10million is a ridiculous figure and this just shows that Hearts, or at least those in charge, are madder than anyone thought. He's a top keeper (no Artur Boruc, mind!) but that sort of money is stupid - and I hope nobody is daft enough to offer anywhere near it!
Report Abuse
15/07/2007 00:46:00

We would never pay 10million for Craig Gordon, and neither would Sunderland. Mad Vlad should have trousered the 5million when he had the chance and been happy for it. Fool...
Report Abuse
15/07/2007 01:37:00

So ManU, Arsenal and Bayern are 'interested' but he's coming to Sunderland? Yeah right. If he goes to Wearside it'll be because no one else wants him.
Report Abuse
15/07/2007 08:43:00

"So ManU, Arsenal and Bayern are 'interested' but he's coming to Sunderland? Yeah right. If he goes to Wearside it'll be because no one else wants him" Couldnt have put it any better and as J says he is just no AB ;)
Report Abuse
16/07/2007 00:20:00

Speaking as a hearts season ticket holder Gordon is the business is all round talents are well documented apart from being one of the best that Scotlands had - he is a guy with good attitude and a future captain of any side. You can argue that 10mil is silly money but this is football we are talking about its all mad especially in the premiership. Our russian owner Mad Vlad is a tough guy to deal with.
Report Abuse
18/07/2007 23:23:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

Stats: Black Cats v Stoke City (Saturday November 28 2015)

Sunderland vs Stoke City: Team Sheet. (Saturday November 28 2015)

Mandron Goes On Loan To Hartlepool Utd. (Saturday November 28 2015)

Sam Pondering Keeper Recall? (Saturday November 28 2015)

Big Sam On Defoe Situation (Friday November 27 2015)

The Sunderland Injury Table Updated (Friday November 27 2015)

Dean Is Back! (Thursday November 26 2015)

Defoe Gets The Ok To Face Potters (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Sam Would Have Kept Striker (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Archived Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

List All Vital Sunderland Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Swansea 13 3 5 5 -4 14
15. Chelsea 13 4 2 7 -6 14
16. Norwich 13 3 3 7 -8 12
17. Sunderland 14 3 3 8 -10 12
18. AFC Bournemouth 14 2 4 8 -13 10
19. Newcastle 14 2 4 8 -16 10
20. Aston Villa 14 1 2 11 -15 5

Sunderland A.F.C. Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

We Deserved A Point - Garde
Aston Villa : 28/11/2015 19:55:00
AFC Bournemouth : 28/11/2015 19:31:01
Buzz on the Spot - City v Southampton
Man City : 28/11/2015 19:31:00
Leicester City : 28/11/2015 19:16:00
Sunderland : 28/11/2015 18:46:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Can Sunderland stay in the Prem without new players
Suggested By:  
Yes 40%
No 60%