According to The Athletic’s Kieran Devlin, Celtic have completed the signing of AEK Athens goalkeeper Vasilis Barkas in a ₤ 5.5 million deal.
I comprehend Vasilis Barkas to Celtic is done. 5 million euros with one million in perks. 10% sell on fee forAEK @TheAthleticUK
— Kieran Devlin (@NoNotThatDevlin) July 27, 2020
The Scottish Premiership giants wished to bring Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster back to Parkhead after his effective loan spell last term, however his ₤70,000 wages impeded a deal from occurring, and signing him completely was also not possible as the 2 years left on his deal implied they would not have gotten him for inexpensive.
Celtic have chose to move on, and it appears that Barkas is lastly on his way following weeks of settlements.
The 26- year-old has been on the Hoops radar since 2018 when he assisted AEK past Celtic in the 3rd certifying round of the Champions League, and he has satisfied for the Superleague Greece side, keeping 16 tidy sheets in 33 matches in 2019-20
The Greek international has experience playing in the Champions League and Europa League, and his capability on the ball makes him suitable for Neil Lennon’s style of play.
Barkas boasts of a commanding existence, an exceptional reflex and capability to regularly keep his protectors in check, and he will be a great addition to the Hoops squad as they seek to secure a tenth successive Premiership title next term.