Giorgos Giakoumakis explains why it was a no-brainer to choose signing for Celtic

By John McGinley

October 24, 2021

Giorgos Giakoumakis has told reporters he had zero hesitation about signing for Celtic in the summer.

Giakoumakis finished top scorer in Eredivisie last season and likely had a number of suitors looking to acquire his services for this campaign.

However, when the Bhoys came calling, Glasgow was his only priority.

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As quoted by The Scottish Sun, he said: “For me, the option to come here did not include even one percent of a risk.

“It was something I decided immediately because for me this team has a really good plan. It’s an attacking team, we try to play with an offensive style of game. This for sure will help me to score goals and to win some trophies.

“Of course, I am happy with all of my teammates and I am really happy that I am here. I’ve seen already that the level of my teammates is really high and we can achieve many things together.”

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Giakoumakis is making good progress at Celtic and is starting to make an impact on performances, even though he’s still short of full match fitness.

Ange Postecoglou trusted him with an hour of action against St Johnstone, after a cameo off the bench against Ferencvaros.

His hold up play and physical style is something different for the Celtic attack, while his goal yesterday showed how lethal he can be in the box.

The manager has been consistent with his public belief that the Greek striker will play a big part this season, so there’s hope he will get regular match action moving forward.

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Postecoglou’s squad is finally starting to look strong, giving him tactical flexibility and alternative player options when we need it.

Fingers cross that Giakoumakis can spark a goal rush against Hibernian or Livingston over the next two matches.

In other news, Celtic supporters are starting to get excited about Mikey Johnston again.