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Celtic: Vasilis Barkas update emerges

Celtic: Vasilis Barkas update emerges -Celtic

Vasilis Barkas could still leave Celtic on loan this summer, with Greek journalist Giannis Chorianopoulos claiming ‘everything is on the table’.

The Lowdown: Barkas under Postecoglou

Barkas, who the Hoops signed last summer in a deal worth £4.5m, began Ange Postecoglou’s tenure as Celtic boss as first choice.

He was named in Postecoglou’s starting line ups in pre-season games with Sheffield Wednesday, Charlton Athletic, Bristol City, Preston North End and West Ham.

The Greek goalkeeper also started against FC Midtjylland in the first leg of Celtic’s Champions League qualifier, but following his mistake in the second half, hasn’t featured since.

Chorianopoulos described Barkas’ performance as a ‘catastrophe’, and it appears as if may still leave Parkhead this summer.

What should Celtic do with Barkas?







The Latest: Chorianopoulos’ tweet

Journalist Chorianopoulos took to Twitter on Saturday afternoon to provide an update on the 27-year-old.

He suggested that Postecoglou’s plans were with Barkas as his number one, however, his displays, along with the links to Joe Hart, are making things complicated.

Chorianopoulos suggested that if a club express an interest in Barkas, the Hoops will demand a loan fee for his services.

“Postecoglou plans were with Barkas No1. Midtjylland match was a catastrophe and Hart’s transfer making things complicated. Everything is on the table atm. If a club express interest (not for a permanent transfer) Celtic will demand loan fee.”

The Verdict: Loan to make sense?

With rumours over Hart moving to Parkhead gathering pace, it could make sense for Celtic to move Barkas, who Neil Lennon described as ‘excellent’, out on loan for the season.

He still has three years left on his contract, so having the chance to get regular football elsewhere may help in the long run.

A positive stint out on loan could save his Celtic career, or it may help the Hoops receive a fee close to the £4.5m they paid for the ‘keeper, should they wish to cash in next summer.

In other news: ‘How things stand’ – Bullish 8-word Celtic transfer update emerges; McKay may need to act fast. 

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