Celtic will demand a loan fee for Vasilis Barkas if the goalkeeper is allowed to leave the club this summer, according to Greek journalist Giannis Chorianopoulos.
The Greek journalist and Editor in Chief at Sportime newspaper took to Twitter to update on the 27-year-old goalkeeper stating that with the possible arrival of Joe Hart from Tottenham Hotspur, Celtic could look at loaning out the Greek Internationalist and demanding a fee for the ‘keeper.
Postecoglou plans were with Barkas No1. Midtjylland match was a catastrophe and Hart’s transfer making things complicated. Everything is on the table atm. If a club express interest (not for a permanent transfer) Celtic will demand loan fee @CelticFC #Celtic #CelticFC #Barkas
— Giannis Chorianopoulos (@choria80) July 31, 2021
The Celtic goalkeeper was ousted from the team on multiple occasions last season since joining from AEK Athens in a £5m deal last summer. However, under Neil Lennon it was clear that he had failed to settle and as a result struggled behind a makeshift defence, resulting in the Greek goalie being made a scapegoat for the poor results. This season though, Barkas appeared to become the No.1 under new boss Ange Postecoglou. The clanger against Midtjylland and then a number of mistakes in the defeat to West Ham resulted in Scott Bain taking the gloves for The Champions League exit in Denmark.
A deal is expected to be completed for Hart to join this summer and if Celtic can recoup the transfer fee for Barkas, it would be best for all parties if a deal could be done to end his torrid time in Glasgow.