Celtic have had a bid of around £4.5m plus add-ons accepted by AEK Athens for goalkeeper Vasilios Barkas, according to the Glasgow Times.
The 26-year-old has made it clear that he’s been keen to make the switch to Parkhead and as such, he has apparently agreed to terms of a four-year contract with the Scottish champions.
The deal to sign Barkas could rise to close to £6m if the add-on triggers are met, whilst the Hoops have also agreed to include a 10% sell on clause in the deal, so AEK will benefit if Celtic ever cash in on the Greek international.
Barkas is set to fly into Glasgow shortly to complete the formalities of the deal and barring any last-minute hiccups, he should soon be announced as a Celtic player.
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Getting a new goalkeeper in has been a huge target for Celtic, who were left scrambling a bit when Fraser Forster made a u-turn and decided to stay at Southampton.
Despite links to the likes of Joe Hart and David Marshall, Neil Lennon and his scouting team have decided that Barkas is the man they want and in fairness, they’ve been backed by the board, who sometimes come under fire for their unwillingness to spend.
Celtic need Barkas to come in ASAP and take the gloves in what will be a busy few weeks as the season starts, so hopefully, the Greek star can hit the ground running.