Celtic have made a second offer of €4.5million to AEK Athens for goalkeeper Vasilios Barkas, according to Giannis Chorianopoulos, the Editor and chief of Greek outlet Sportime.

The total of €4.5m (£4.1m) isn’t too much of an increase of the first bid that Celtic makes for the goalkeeper, but the structure of the deal apparently has better terms of payment for AEK, which could tempt them to sell.

The 26-year-old seems keen to make the switch to Parkhead and has apparently agreed personal terms with the Scottish champions, so all that’s left to do is for Celtic to agree a fee with AEK Athens.

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AEK were reportedly looking for bids closer to the £6m for Barkas, but Celtic, at this point, seem reluctant to pay such a high fee.

Whilst it makes sense for the Hoops to be sensible with their money in these strange times, Neil Lennon needs a new goalkeeper adding to his squad and needs one very quickly.

Barkas would almost-certainly come in as the club’s first-choice and with so many fixtures to play early in the season, the sooner he can come in, the better as Celtic have some big games to play very early into the new campaign.