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Celtic: Reporter feels Giakoumakis is heading to Parkhead

Celtic: Reporter feels Giakoumakis is heading to Parkhead -Celtic

The feeling in Greece is that VVV-Venlo striker Georgios Giakoumakis is heading to Celtic, according to journalist Konstantinos Lianos.

The Lowdown: Giakoumakis links

The Hoops were first linked with Giakoumakis last week, with reports suggesting Ange Postecoglou was playing a central role in a possible transfer.

Postecoglou called Giakoumakis over a Parkhead switch, with the Greece international impressed with the approach.

However, Bundesliga side Werder Bremen emerged as rivals to Celtic for the 26-year-old’s services.

Bremen are now looking at alternative targets after struggling to finance a deal, and it seems as if a move to Glasgow could well be on the cards.

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The Latest: Lianos post

Freelance journalist Lianos took to Twitter on Monday morning to share what he knows about Giakoumakis’ situation.

He admitted that the striker is keen to depart the Dutch side and despite holding face-to-face talks with Bremen, the ‘feeling in Greece is he’s going to Celtic’ – a huge update in the Hoops’ pursuit of the striker.

“What I know about Giorgos Giakoumakis:

-He is keen to leave Venlo

-He met with Werder Bremen face-to-face

-He spoke to Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou

-Werder struggle to meet his price and hinted they’re looking elsewhere

-Feeling in Greece is he’s going to Celtic”

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The Verdict: Edouard to depart?

Should Celtic secure Giakoumakis’ services over the coming days, it could give Dominic McKay the chance to cash in on Odsonne Edouard.

The French forward has been working on a Parkhead exit after his move to Leicester City fell through.

Giakoumakis has just come off the back of his best campaign in front of goal, netting every 99 minutes in the Eredivisie last season.

He appears to be the calibre of forward Celtic would need to replace Edouard, so the Hoops could grant the 23-year-old his Scotland departure if they land Giakoumakis.

In other news: Fabrizio Romano is talking Celtic transfers again, find out what it’s about here.

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