Sheffield United have pulled out of talks to sign Celtic goalkeeper Vasilis Barkas, according to The Scottish Daily Mail.
The Lowdown: Surplus to requirements
The Hoops are looking to offload a number of players in the final days of the January transfer window after making five signings, with the Greece international among those expected to depart.
The Latest: Nicholson digs in his heels
However, the Hoops – and by extension CEO Michael Nicholson – demanded a loan fee and for Sheffield United to cover the goalkeeper’s £20,000-a-week wage. As a result, the English Championship side have pulled out of talks, as have an unnamed Swedish club.
The Verdict: Interesting
You can see where the Hoops are coming from regarding numerous demands and clauses, but should they fail to offload Barkas this month, he could go several months without any first-team action.
You’d expect that such an eventuality would impact his market value in the summer, but hopefully the club can find him a new club before Monday’s transfer deadline.
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