ON FRIDAY NIGHT, some outlets were reporting that Celtic was considering releasing Vasilis Barkas meaning he would walk away as a free agent before his contract expired in 2024. [RecordSport] However, this is not the case. Celtic does not intend to release Vasilis Barkas at this moment and time.
Celtic are waiting to see what offers they receive for the Goalie in the summer.
Only making two appearances this season, Celtic won’t be able to recoup the £5 million they splashed on the keeper.
Barkas’ wage demands seem to be the only stumbling block in his Celtic exit. Celtic are looking to move the player on to make space in the team for summer incoming and free up some of the wage budgets.
This summer will be focused on outgoings, but there will certainly be some additions to the squad as Celtic prepare to compete in the Champions League next term. We need quality over quantity.