Giakoumakis update concludes Celtic’s long running transfer saga

As reported on The Celtic Star Fabrizio Romano has taken to social media platform Twitter to confirm the news that Giorgos Giakoumakis has now officially left Celtic and become an Atlanta United player. The news comes after some considerable delay to the move which happened in dramatic fashion in the last days of the January transfer window.

Giakoumakis looked to be on his way to the J-League with Urawa Red Diamonds – where he even had a medical – but the deal fell through when the MLS side from the state of Georgia came back to the table with an improved bid on the initial loan deal they had put forward to the Parkhead powerbrokers.

Atlanta was always the centre-forward’s preferred destination and it now looks like he will be getting his own way after all. When he turned down a contract proposal from the club it seemed like he would be off, but the writing was on the wall when he vented his frustrations at a lack of game time to the media and on Instagram. Manager, Ange Postecoglou even made a cheeky quip about this during his media conference this week, which you can read all about right here on The Celtic Star.

Alas, the drama and saga is over and we can now begin to move on with our quest to win another domestic treble. We need everybody focussed on the job at hand and Giorgos was channelling his energies elsewhere recently. Now it seems this episode is behind us officially and we can look forward to watching the Celts dominate Scottish football once more.

Here is Fabrizio’s update on Giakoumakis from earlier:

“Giōrgos Giakoumakīs to Atlanta United as DP, done deal — striker traveling to Mexico together with his agent Blash Hossein where Atlanta pre season is taking place for medical tests.

” Celtic will receive £4.3m fee, player will sign three year deal with option.”

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