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Celtic: Ange Postecoglou drops Vasilis Barkas hint

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Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has dropped an update on the future of Vasilis Barkas.

What’s been said?

In recent comments cited by the Glasgow Evening Times, the Bhoys boss discussed the goalkeeper’s issues fitting into the Celtic side following his £4.5m move to Glasgow back in the summer of 2020, before suggesting that the 27-year-old could be on his way out of Parkhead this winter.

Despite stating his belief that the Greece international is a hard worker, regarding the shot-stopper’s future, the 56-year-old manager went on to say: “We will see what will happen at Celtic or elsewhere.”

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Fans will be buzzing

Considering just how poor Barkas has been since his arrival at Celtic one and a half years ago, in addition to the fact that the shot-stopper has so far made just two appearances under the management of Postecoglou, the suggestion that the club could be looking to move the 27-year-old on this winter is sure to have left the Parkhead faithful buzzing.

Indeed, over his 15 Premiership appearances last season, despite keeping eight clean sheets, the £1.35m-rated man also made an average of just one save per fixture, while also conceding an extremely disappointing average of 0.7 goals per game.

These returns saw the player who Tam McManus dubbed “horrendous” earn a seasonal SofaScore rating of a mere 6.79, ranking him as the Hoops’ joint ninth-worst performer in the top flight of Scottish football last time out.

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Furthermore, when taking into account Barkas is reported to be earning £20k-per-week at Parkhead, it is clear that the shot-stopper has proven to be anything but good value for money for Celtic – as, on top of his £4.5m transfer fee, the ‘keeper has also cost the club roughly a further £1.6m in wages.

As such, it is certainly a case of the sooner Barkas leaves the better for Celtic, an opinion which, following his latest comments, Postecoglou would very much appear to be in agreement with.

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