Sportday, a Greek news publication, has reported that Leeds United have joined the race to sign AEK Athens goalkeeper Vasilios Barkas, a player who Celtic are also apparently interested in.

Barkas is currently AEK’s number one, having made 106 appearances for the club, keeping 58 clean sheets in that period.

He has been key this season in particular, keeping 13 clean sheets in 28 games.

The 26-year-old was born in the Netherlands, but represents Greece on an international level and has been capped ten times.

Other clubs around Europe are said to be interested in the shot-stopper, but it ‘s believed that Barkas is keen on a move to the UK.


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Barkas is pretty much an unknown entity to most of us, but being capped by his country ten times would suggest he has some pedigree.

The ‘keeper has played at Celtic Park before, featuring in the 1-1 draw against AEK in a Champions League qualifying match back in August 2018.

Celtic are likely to need a keeper in the upcoming transfer window, but thoughts will still be on signing Fraser Forster first and foremost.

Leeds’ interest may sway the decision of Barkas if they secure promotion to the Premier League, but this signing isn’t likely to be at the top of Neil Lennon’s list when the transfer window comes around.