Former Celtic striker, Giorgos Giakoumakis has become the joint top-scorer in the American MLS. The Greek attacker has drawn level on 14 goals for the campaign and is almost certainly in the running for the Golden Boot in the league across the Atlantic Ocean.
The big centre-forward was a real steal for Celtic when we snatched him from relegated VVV-Venlo in the Dutch Eredivisie in the summer of 2021. He scored a barrel load of goals in that league and continued that form in Scotland when we signed him, scoring some crucial goals along the way – including the one that clinched the Scottish Premiership at Tannadice.
Not happy with playing second fiddle to Kyogo Furuhashi at Celtic Park, he made his motives clear that he saw his career elsewhere and Ange Postecoglou duly obliged in letting him explore his options. Along with Josip Juranovic, it was a strange one for the Hoops support to wrap their heads’ around as we didn’t secure big money for crucial players.
Atlanta United secured his services for £4 million or so and definitely got a major bargain with Giorgos. It’s clear as day that the man will score goals no matter where he goes and it’s a valuable commodity in the game of football. He’s tearing up the MLS and has one Lionel Messi as his competition, so he isn’t doing too bad currently. Although he didn’t face the Inter Miami star tonight as his side won 4-2.
He knows the way to goal, does Giorgos!
💥 14 GOALS 💥
Giorgos Giakoumakis is tied for the most goals in MLS this season. pic.twitter.com/vAmPvhhXpQ
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