Celtic goalkeeper Vasilis Barkas is expected to move away from Parkhead in the January transfer window.
What is the talk?
This is according to an assertion by Giannis Chorianopoulos, the journalist revealing in an article on Twitter that the 27-year-old shooter appears to be set to leave Parkhead, with the Bhoys looking to part ways with the Greece international this winter either temporarily or permanently.
In his tweet, Chorianopoulos said: “Vasilis Barkas is about to leave Celtic [in] January. On loan or permanent.
The fans will buzz
Considering how well Barkas has played for Celtic since his £ 4.5million move to Glasgow in the summer of 2020, in addition, when the goalkeeper was featured, how much the Greece international has looked for the club, the news that the shot-stop is about to move to new pastures in January, which will no doubt leave Celtic fans buzzing.
Indeed, in his 15 Scottish Premiership appearances last season, the £ 2.52million goalkeeper averaged just one save and conceded 0.7 goals per game.
These returns earned the 27-year-old a seasonal SofaScore rating of just 6.79, which ranks him ninth among the Bhoys’ worst players in Scottish football’s top flight.
Following the disappointing performances, Celtic decided to sign Joe Hart in the summer transfer window, with the arrival of the former England international almost confirming the end of Barkas’ career at Parkhead – the shooter does having made only one appearance. under Ange Postecoglou this season.
As such, considering the fact that the Greece international is still receiving his £ 9,000 a week salary from Glasgow, although he seems to have very little chance of appearing for the Hoops again, the news Celtic is considering to offload the goalkeeper in the upcoming transfer window is undoubtedly positive for the club – as Barkas is rather stealing his life at the moment.
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