Celtic goalkeeper Vasilis Barkas could be edging closer to a Parkhead exit, following an intriguing update from Greek journalist Giannis Chorianopoulos on Twitter.
The Lowdown: Ange Postecoglou continues his Parkhead rebuild
Starting to make a positive impact in Glasgow after two consecutive wins as manager, Ange Postecoglou will be keen to prioritise the continued restructuring of his side between now and the end of the summer transfer window.
One particular area of concern for the Hoops for the past 12 months has been the goalkeeping role, and further change could be set to engulf the position following recent reports.
Should Celtic Barkas let Barkas go this summer?
The Latest: Barkas could be set for Celtic exit
According to Sportime editor Chorianopoulos, Barkas could be on his way out of Celtic, with the journalist claiming on Twitter: “Barkas was out of Celtic squad yesterday v Dundee. 1-2 clubs are on the verge to make enquiries for Greece international GK”.
Interest in the 27-year-old from Italy has previously been mooted as he seeks to get his career back on track, while PAOK and his former club AEK Athens are also rumoured to be keen on his services. [Sportime, via Daily Record].
The 1.96m (6 foot 4) goalkeeper has fallen behind Joe Hart and Scott Bain in the Hoops pecking order in recent weeks.
The Verdict: Right time for player and club to part ways
Unlikely to get another bite of the cherry at Celtic following Joe Hart’s arrival, moving on to pastures new might be the best-case scenario for the much-maligned Hoops stopper.
Struggling to hold down the number one jersey, he has been dropped on multiple occasions in Glasgow due to his inability to inspire confidence in his defence, even if he did keep 11 clean sheets from 22 appearances in all competitions last term [Transfermarkt].
Once labelled as ‘excellent’ by former Hoops manager Neil Lennon [67 Hail Hail], leaving Parkhead may provide the 27-year-old with a platform to prove his worth once again.
In other news, Celtic have re-opened talks with this midfield ace.
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