When Giorgos Giakoumakis first signed for Celtic nearly a month and a half ago, we all knew that the Greek striker was going to need some time to adjust after not even participating in any pre-season games.
The Greek striker was top goal scorer for Dutch club VVV-Venlo and Celtic fans were very pleased to signed him for a low £2.5m transfer fee.
This kind of trend seems to be the normal for Celtic and their scouts as they look to the market for players who aren’t fit.
Albian Ajeti and Shane Duffy were signed last season in a similar manner, both hadn’t played in a while and were expected to instantly get to grips with regular first team action.
However, Giakoumakis had played his full part last season for VVV-Venlo and I believe that once he is fully fit he will become a very good player for Celtic and will rival Kyogo for top scorer.
The problem that bugs me, is that Postecoglou seems to change his mind anytime Giorgos gets brought up by the media, one minute the striker is ready for a solid 15 minutes and the next he needs more time.
The new Hoops manager was certainly dealt a duff hand when he took over the squad and he’s had to most of the time field a makeshift team.
International games once again caused Celtic issues as Kyogo came back injured and a few other players missed out on first team football.
That meant Postecoglou only had Ajeti to play in the forward role and as much as we think the Swiss striker will start smashing in the goals, he’s failed to do so with some of his misses being rather easy.
The club’s coaching staff must focus on Giakoumakis and his fitness as we are lacking yet again in the depth department of the team.