Former Celtic defender Mark Wilson has blasted striker Giorgos Giakoumakis and believes that the forward has been badly advised by his agent as he looks set to leave Glasgow. 

Since his arrival at the club on deadline day in summer 2021, he made a huge impact in the second half of the season under Ange Postecoglou as he scored a number of crucial goals which helped Celtic on their way to the league title. 

Wilson can’t quite understand why the 28-year-old is so desperate to leave the Scottish champions as they are in a strong position to once again win the league title and go straight back into the Champions League.

He reckons that the Greek striker has been badly advised by his agent and will regret the move further down the line. Giakoumakis made the switch to a new agency at the beginning of the this campaign having been with his previous one for six seasons. 

There appears to be a straight battle between Sampdoria and J-League side Urawa Red Diamonds for his signature as he looks certain to leave Parkhead this summer. 

At present, Giakoumakis is still a Celtic player and Wilson wants to see him focus on that until his move away is made final.

“I think Giakoumakis has been a good signing for Celtic. He took up the mantle when Kyogo was injured,” said Wilson speaking on Clyde 1 Superscoreboard. 

“People were sceptical at the start, and wondered if he was going to be an out and out goalscorer. He went on to show that he is.


“He has four years left on his contract, and I just wish he would take some time over this. I can totally get that players want to accelerate their career and be financially rewarded as quickly as possible.

“I just wonder if he would regret leaving the club, after having that first taste of Champions League football – and it’s on the horizon again next year. You are sacrificing that for more game time.

“You often see players jump ship too quickly, and i just wonder if that is the case here. Celtic have got what they signed him for, goals and a back-up to Kyogo. Sometimes he starts but it’s the player who wants to jump or it’s his agent who is advising him poorly. The manager has got to deal with what is in front of him and who wants to be at the club.

“The driver behind this is the player and his agent. It’s not as if he is out contract and the situation is different. He is under contract and gets minutes every week.

“Ok, not as many as he wants and I can understand that and it’s a frustration. It’s the player that is then saying let’s go, it’s not Ange Postecoglou.”


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