Sport Vasilios Barkas set for Celtic medical as AEK keeper arrives in Glasgow to seal deal

23:38  28 july  2020
23:38  28 july  2020 Source:   msn.com

Vasilios Barkas Celtic transfer update as AEK set lofty asking price after 'knocking back initial bid'

  Vasilios Barkas Celtic transfer update as AEK set lofty asking price after 'knocking back initial bid' A report in Greece claims the Premiership champions have had an initial offer kicked into touch.Sportime claim the Premiership champions have lodged a £3.2m bid plus add-ons for the shotstopper who has been capped 10 times by Greece.

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Keeper Vasilios Barkas has arrived in Glasgow to complete his £5.5million switch to Celtic.

The Greek international is ready to sign a four-year contract with the Scottish champions after a deal was agreed with AEK Athens.

Barkas is set to have a medical with a transfer close to announcement.

The 26-year-old’s personal package has been deemed acceptable to him and his advisors and, barring any last-minute complications, the Dutch-born star will sign and join Neil Lennon's squad ahead of Sunday’s Premiership opener against Hamilton Accies.

Celtic are understood to have thrashed out a deal with AEK which will see them pay an initial fee of £4.5m with potentially £1m more being paid in add-ons over the term of Barkas’ stay.

Meanwhile, the Hoops remain interested in West Ham striker Albian Ajeti as Lennon looks to bolster his frontline with extra firepower.

The manager has already been boosted by Leigh Griffiths' return to fitness and promise shown by January arrival Patryk Klimala in pre-season.

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The Bhoys were put through their paces ahead of the opening weekend of the Scottish Premiership. On Saturday Celtic will be keeping a keen eye on developments from Pittodrie to see if there's a chance of getting the jump on Rangers from the off.

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