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Celtic: Giakoumakis fee revealed

Celtic: Giakoumakis fee revealed -Celtic

Greek reporter Giannis Chorianopoulos has revealed the fee Celtic have agreed with VVV-Venlo for striker Georgios Giakoumakis.

The Lowdown: Celtic’s summer

The Hoops have already been extremely busy in the transfer market, bringing in eight first-team additions at just over £17m.

Ange Postecoglou could yet land three more players, one of which could be a forward.

Celtic’s last signing was Josip Juranovic from Legia Warsaw in a deal worth £2.7m, and it appears as if Giakoumakis could arrive for a fee less than that figure.

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Chorianopoulos took to Twitter on Thursday morning, hours before Celtic’s Europa League qualifier second-leg with AZ Alkmaar.

He revealed on Tuesday that an agreement had been reached between the two clubs for Giakoumakis but has now shared a specific €3m (£2.56m) fee.

Chorianopoulos also admitted that there is a €150,000-a-year (£128,000) difference between the player and Parkhead chiefs when it comes to personal terms.

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The Verdict: Time is ticking…

The difference in personal terms works out at around just under £2,500-a-week.

The 26-year-old’s VVV-Venlo deal is currently worth £2,200-a-week, so it seems as if he’s holding out for a considerable pay rise.

Only Celtic youngsters Karamoko Dembele and Ross Doohan earn less than £2,200-a-week in Glasgow, so it’s no surprise Giakoumakis is wanting an increase after coming off the best season in front of goal of his career.

Time is ticking, so hopefully, an agreement can be struck before the end of the month.

In other news: Not in Ange’s plans: Devlin claims ‘strong’ Celtic ace out of the frame as 9th signing nears. 

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