Trevor Carson to Celtic deal collapses to leave Hartlepool United hopes of deadline day windfall in tatters

Hartlepool United's hopes of a deadline day windfall are in tatters after Trevor Carson's move to Celtic broke down.

Wednesday, 31st January 2018, 4:51 pm
Updated Wednesday, 31st January 2018, 4:56 pm
Trevor Carson

Pools got just £10,000 up front for the Northern Irishman when he left for Motherwell last summer, but head of recruitment Paul Watson made sure a 40% sell-on clause was inserted in the deal.

And with Craig Gordon injured, Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers was keen to land cover in the shape of Carson.

Last night the Hoops saw a £200,000 bid rejected for the keeper, and were expected to go back in with an offer of around £375,000.

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Instead, though, Celtic have turned their attentions to another Scottish Premiership stopper, with Dundee's Scott Bain, currently on loan at Hibernian, set to sign on at Parkhead.

Should that move go ahead, Pools hopes of a potential club saving windfall would go up in smoke, that is unless another club comes forward to land the 29-year-old.