Celtic will release Vasilis Barkas from the final year of his contract, according to Sportime reporter Giannis Chorianopoulos.
The Greek international cost the Hoops £4.5m when he joined from AEK Athens in 2020 but Chorianopolous claims the keeper’s departure on a free transfer will be made “official soon”:
❗ Celtic and Vasilis Barkas have an agreement and Greek GK will be free. Celtic ‘s benefit that they will not pay the last year of his contract. Official soon 🟢@CelticFC #Celtic #CelticFC #Barkas
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— Giannis Chorianopoulos (@choria80) June 3, 2023
Barkas was sent out on loan to FC Utrecht last year but, after a good season in Dutch football, there was speculation that Celtic were hoping to recoup the money they had spent on the player by selling him this summer.
Unfortunately, it appears those reports were inaccurate, with it now looking that the Scottish champions won’t get a penny from him leaving Glasgow.
Barkas never looked convincing in a Celtic shirt
Despite keeping 11 clean sheets in his one and only season as the Hoops’ number one, Barkas never won over the fans with his performances.
After sitting on the bench and not even making the matchday squad during Ange Postecoglou’s first campaign in charge, the writing was on the wall for the Greek, and his purchase will go down as a costly mistake.