Celtic goalkeeping target Vasilios Barkas is keen on making a switch from AEK Athens to Scotland this summer, The Scottish Sun reports.
As we discussed earlier, the Scottish champions are thought to have made a bid for Barkas which was rejected by the Greek outfit.
Now, The Sun believes that Barkas wants the move if the two clubs can thrash out terms in negotiations.
The paper states that AEK are holding out for at least £6m however, potentially pricing Celtic out of the move after an initial £3.5m offer.
The 6ft 5in Greece international is a regular for his club and played against the Hoops during 2018’s Champions League qualifying tie that resulted in an exit for Brendan Rodgers’ Bhoys.
He has a profile that would suggest the capability of coming into Celtic and being our immediate number one, with Scott Bain a competent reserve choice if needed.
The Scottish Sun reports that Celtic are on the hunt for an additional ‘keeper too, meaning we could well end up having plenty of options after going all summer with just Bain available as a senior pick.
It’s important that the club delivers on targets that Lennon and his recruitment team identify.
Barkas appears to be the man in their sights and now the financial side comes into play.
Hopefully chief executive Peter Lawwell can work his magic and negotiate a favourable fee for Barkas, especially with the player apparently eager to make a push towards ten-in-a-row.