Celtic had an enormous overhaul in the course of the earlier summer time switch window with Ange Postecoglou shifting various players out of the membership and changing them with a variety of new faces.
Now with the upcoming summer time window in thoughts, it seems as if the Hoops may very well be set to say goodbye to one in every of their present figures in a relatively uncouth method.
What’s the information?
In line with a latest report from Greek publication Onlarissa (by way of Football.Scotland), Celtic goalkeeper Vasilis Barkas has demanded to depart the Parkhead membership this summer time.
Since arriving at Celtic Park again within the 2020 summer time switch window from Greek membership AEK Athens in a deal price a reported payment of £4.5m, the shot-stopper has solely made 24 appearances for the Hoops throughout all competitions the place he’s managed to concede 23 targets within the course of.
This season has seen the 27-year-old make simply two appearances for the Hoops. The primary got here of their 1-1 draw towards FC Midtjylland within the first leg of the second spherical Champions League qualifying stage the place he committed a “catastrophic” error in keeping with Michael Stewart. That was adopted by his solely league look towards St. Johnstone on Boxing Day the place he additionally didn’t hold a clear sheet.
In addition to solely making two appearances for the membership on this marketing campaign, the Greece worldwide hasn’t even been within the squad for more often than not, highlighting simply the place he’s by way of the present pecking order beneath Postecoglou.
With that in thoughts, it’s simple to see why the participant would desire a transfer away from the membership, presumably to someplace he’d have the ability to play recurrently relatively than waste his time with the Bhoys the place his probabilities to play have been few and much between in latest months.
Would you be completely satisfied to see Celtic eliminate Barkas?
Additionally, taking into consideration what he’s carried out for the workforce when he has performed or hasn’t carried out by way of conceding fewer targets, it wouldn’t appear doubtless that many Celtic followers could be unhappy to see the again of him, with some probably overjoyed by the concept of getting him gone.
Taking all of this under consideration, Postecoglou now has the prospect to repair the nightmare blunder that Nick Hammond made by bringing Barkas to the membership within the first place by lastly getting the £20k-per-week earner off their books and out the door this summer time.
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