REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Former Celtic goalkeeper Vasilis Barkas looks likely to make his exit from Celtic permanent in the summer with more than one club keeping tabs on the Greek goalie. [@choria80].

The Greek international was signed for a fee of around £5 million in the summer of 2020 but failed to make any sort of impression between the sticks in a nightmare season for the Hoops as Scott Bain took over for the majority of matches.

He was given a fresh start under new Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou but after poor performances against FC Midtjylland and West Ham in a friendly it looked as though his time was up with the Hoops bringing in Joe Hart to become first choice at the club.

Soccer Football – Pre Season Friendly – Celtic v West Ham United – Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain – July 24, 2021 West Ham United’s Michail Antonio in action with Celtic’s Vasilios Barkas REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Barkas did play a very small part in Celtic’s league winning season as he was handed the gloves for the Hoops away trip to St Johnstone on Boxing Day with Hart and Bain missing out of action.

The 28-year old is currently on loan at Eredivisie side FC Utrecht and has made an impact upon his arrival having kept five clean sheets in 14 matches for the club, being one of their standout players to date this season.

Utrecht are keen on making the signing permanent but there is also interest in the former AEK Athens keeper from other sides.

This is positive news for the Hoops as Barkas is not part of the plans under Postecoglou. Any money brought in could be spent on further strengthening the goalkeeping department at the club.


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