Celtic’s £5 Million Target Ready To Be Sold By Desperate Club

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Celtic target Vasilios Barkas could be ready to move on from club AEK Athens as the Greek outfit are desperate to raise funds and the Hoops could be able to sign the keeper for £5 million.

Lennon has been linked with signing the 26 year old as replacement for departed Fraser Forster as the Englishman has gone back to Southampton.

Even though a deal for Forster is very much on the table as the EPL club have confirmed they will listen to offers by the Scottish champions.

Many Hoops fans would rather sign “The Great Wall” but we should also keep track of the Barkas situation just incase negations break down for good with Southampton.

With the price tag being £5 million that could be a little steep but clubs always value their players higher to begin with and Celtic should be able to get that price knocked down a little.

The media reported:

AEK Athens are desperate to cash in on £5 million-rated Celtic target Vasilios Barkas. The Greek No.1 is amongst a host of targets being assessed by Parkhead chiefs as they hunt a goalkeeper.

Barkas is on the options list and European clubs have been alerted to the fact that the Athens giants will not play hardball as they desperately seek much-needed funds to make alterations to their own squad.

Record Sport understands AEK major backer Dimitris Melissanidis and technical director Ilia Ivic held a recent meeting where it was decided that selling the 26-year-old would be a key way to offset recent frustrating hits to the club’s coffers.

If a Forster deal ever becomes off the table then Celtic should ditch other rumoured targets such as Hart and Marshall and invest in a quality keeper who could make us a profit in the future, something the club haven’t done since Forster.