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Sport Vasilios Barkas set for Celtic unveiling as Hoops respond to Rodrigo Riquelme transfer claim

01:41  30 july  2020
01:41  30 july  2020 Source:   msn.com

Celtic show interest in Atletico wonderkid Rodrigo Riquelme

  Celtic show interest in Atletico wonderkid Rodrigo Riquelme The Daily Record understands that Neil Lennon is ‘knocking on the door’ of Atletico Madrid in an attempt to bring 20-year-old attacker Rodrigo Riquelme to Celtic. The Spanish forward is out of contract next year and although Atletico are keen to keep their man, Riquelme is apparently looking for some first-team action. Madrid will apparently be willing to let their youth-star out on loan, as long as he agrees a new contract with the Spanish giants, but it is unclear whether The Hoops will be interested in a loan move or if the player has any interest in signing a new deal.

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

Celtic are close to landing Greek ace Vasilios Barkas . The Hoops had a £ The decision has alerted several clubs in the English Premier League and Championship and the Celtic door remains open – if there is a quick Leigh Griffiths BACK in Celtic fold as striker set for Ross County redemption chance.

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Vasilios Barkas is set to be paraded at Parkhead on Thursday after Celtic captured the Greek goalie on a blockbuster £5.5m deal.

But hopes of adding Peterborough hitman Ivan Toney suffered another set back after Posh owner Darragh MacAnthony warned the Hoops ‘not to take the mickey’ with a low ball bid.

Celts remain in the chase for the striker but the bumper move for AEK Athens shot stopper Barkas on the eve of the Premiership season ends the uncertainty between the sticks following the return of Fraser Forster to Southampton and the departure of Craig Gordon.

Vasilios Barkas spotted in Glasgow as Celtic transfer edges closer

  Vasilios Barkas spotted in Glasgow as Celtic transfer edges closer The Greek goalkeeper was snapped in the city ahead of a potential £5.5million move.The Greek international is set to complete a £5.5million transfer from AEK Athens this week.

Celtic are in talks with AEK Athens after stepping up their move to sign £6.5 million-rated goalkeeper Vasilios Barkas . Ivic is believed to have pinpointed Barkas as a key sale as there is no need for a replacement to be purchased with current back-up keeper Panagiotis Tsintotas proven in the top team

A deal for keeper Vasilios Barkas is close but the boss wants more bodies in the door. Record Sport understands an initial fee of £4.5 million and a figure in the region of £1 million in add-ons has been deemed acceptable by the selling club and a transfer could be completed as soon as Tuesday.

The 26-year-old Greece international was in Glasgow on Wednesday completing a medical after boss Neil Lennon gave him the tour of Celtic’s Lennoxtown training base.

Record Sport understands Barkas will put pen to paper on a three year deal on Thursday morning – with a one year option– in a move worth £4.5m which could rise to £5.5m – shattering the AEK Athens transfer record and becoming the most expensive keeper in Scottish football history.

The Dutch born keeper is set to be unveiled today and expected to be in the squad for Sunday’s league curtain raiser against Hamilton Accies.

Lennon is hoping to have more new faces on board for the big kick-off but he’s facing a fight to land top strike targets IToney and Albian Ajeti.

Vasilios Barkas Celtic prediction as keeper tipped to become one of Europe's best

  Vasilios Barkas Celtic prediction as keeper tipped to become one of Europe's best The 26-year-old has spent all his career in Greece but is on the verge of joining the Premiership champions. Neil Lennon closing in on a £5million swoop for AEK Athens shotstopper Barkas, who is set to be No.1 for the Premiership champions as they kick off their quest for ten-in-a-row this weekend.

This is the transfer history of AEK Athen player Vasilios Barkas . It shows the transfer history, the clubs Vasilios Barkas played for in his career, time of transfers and the transfer fees.

Player: Vasilios Barkas , In talks with: Celtic Glasgow, Posts: 0, Probability: ?, Market value: €3.00m. AEK Barkas : Hij staat op de lijst van Ajax, zoals agent Greek je via zijn column bij Sportime vertelde. En er zijn andere teams die niet zijn verplaatst door Barca.

West Ham attacker Ajeti is weighing up a loan move to Celts with a view to a permanent deal next summer.

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But the Swiss ace is stalling with several other options on the table – with West Brom also in the race for the £8m former Basel poacher.

Peterborough frontman Toney is understood to be keen on a move to the champions but his club chiefs have told the Hoops they won’t play ball for less than £10m after knocking back an initial £4m plus add ons offer.

MacAnthony told the Hard Truth podcast: “We have a player everyone in the country wants. Where he will go I have no idea, but in time he’ll probably become a multi-millionaire.

“We have big clubs in the Premier League and the Championship after him and we have some up and coming clubs in the mix as well.

“Some of the figures I’m reading in the press though are insulting.

“I would ask that no-one tries to take the mickey out of us. You have to know who you are dealing with. This is not my first rodeo. I know how to operate.

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

  Vasilios Barkas set for Celtic medical as AEK keeper arrives in Glasgow to seal deal The Greek international is poised to sign a four-year contract in a deal worth £5.5million.The Greek international is ready to sign a four-year contract with the Scottish champions after a deal was agreed with AEK Athens.

Celtic have made enquiries to sign Rodrigo Riquelme from Atletico Madrid, according to a report. The winger is out of contract in 2021 and Atletico want to Moi Elyounoussi is the only summer signing after he joined on loan from Southampton but a deal for Greek goalkeeper Vasilis Barkas is close.

Transfers & rumours. Player (1) Vasilios Barkas (16) Panagiotis Tsintotas (30) Georgios Athanasiadis (2) Michalis Bakakis (21) Ognjen Vranjes (4) Marios Ikonomou (23) Niklas Hult (19) Dmytro Chygrynskyi (27) Paulinho (3) Hélder Lopes (24) Stratos Svarnas (31) Konstantinos Stamoulis

“We have a fee in mind for Ivan and when a club reaches that number they can talk to him.

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“And I won’t renege on a deal. If someone offers more than a fee I’d already agreed with a different club I would accept that offer also, but let the player decide where he wants to go.

“We agreed a fee for a player a couple of seasons ago, but the selling club pulled out of the deal because they received a bigger offer from a different club. That’s wrong and I’d never pull out of a deal like that.

“It’s difficult to get the fee you want when there’s only one club interested, but it becomes a lot easier when there are multiple clubs after him.

“Good strikers are like dinosaurs. They are an endangered species.”

Celtic have also been linked with a move for Atletico Madrid playmaker Rodrigo Riquelme but Record Sport understands the Hoops are not in the running to land the 20-year-old.

Club sources dismissed reports in Spain suggesting Celts were ‘knocking on the door’ for the highly-rated kid.

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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