Reliable Greek Journalist reports on interest in signing Vasilis Barkas from Celtic

Giannis Chorianopoulos is the Celtic support’s go to guy as far as information on Greek football – as it relates to Celtic is concerned. The Editor in Chief at Sportime newspaper and has been accurate on his reporting of the Vasilis Barkas move to Celtic last summer and the attempts that AEK Athens made to bring in Olivier Ntcham last month, a story that may resurface no that the pusillanimous Frenchman has now left Celtic.

Last night we reported on Barkas’ ‘performance; at Celtic Park yesterday afternoon in the pre-match warn up and to describe it as half hearted would be a major exaggeration. This looks like a player who just no longer wants to be at the club. If you haven’t seen it check out the two videos from supporters who capture what went on in the link below…

WATCH THE BARKAS VIDEOS HEREBarkas Video Shocker: “Swap him for a traffic cone”,”£20 grand a week to dance for five minutes”

Now though the move that will suit both the Greek international goalkeeper and Celtic looks to be edging closer with Chorianopoulos reporting that one or possibly two clubs, presumably from Greece, are on the verge of making enquiries for the Celtic keeper. He doesn’t say whether that will be on a loan or a permanent transfer basis – and remember Celtic have shelled out £4.5m on Barkas, easily a record signing for Celtic for a goalkeeper.

But Barkas is clearly disinterested and made his feelings very clear yesterday. Ange Postecoglou too has had enough of the errors from both of his blundering Bs – Barkas and Bain – and last week brought Joe Hart to the club on a long term contract to be the NEW Celtic Number 1. Bain is a decent back-up keeper so there appears to be no future at Parkhead for Vasilis Barkas. Hopefully one of the moves that Chorianopoulos reports on comes through and we can move on from this Greek tragedy.

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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