Celtic have already made some solid signings in this summer transfer window. Kyogo Furuhashi and Liel Abada have already made their mark up top while Joe Hart looks like a leader who has brought some calm at the back. Ange Postecoglou would be hoping that the likes of Josip Juranovic, Carl Starfelt, James McCarthy, Liam Shaw and Osaze Urhoghide can find their feet in Scottish football quickly as well.
Overall, things are looking up for the Hoops right now. They have won six consecutive games while playing some outstanding football as well. Over those six games, Postecoglou’s side have outscored their opponents 24 to 4.
But it looks like the club could be aiming to make more additions to their squad this summer with one of them being up top. Georgios Giakoumakis is someone that they have been heavily linked with recently.
And as tweeted out by journalist Giannis Chorianopoulos, Celtic seem to be in pole position to sign Giakoumakis:
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Giakoumakis was absolutely spectacular for VVV-Venlo last season and even ended the campaign as Eredivisie’s top scorer.
But VVV-Venlo ended up getting relegated from the Eredivisie and as a result, the Greek international is expected to depart the Dutch club this summer. It looks like they want a €3 million transfer fee plus add-ons or a 15% sell on clause for Giakoumakis.
Werder Bremen have also been linked with the striker for a while now but have not managed to get a deal over the line. And right now, it looks like the Hoops are in pole position to sign the 26-year-old. There have been rumours about other clubs in Europe and the Middle East being interested in signing Giakoumakis as well.
With Odsonne Edouard being linked with a summer exit, while neither Albian Ajeti nor Leigh Griffiths has been impressive in recent times, it does feel like a move for Giakoumakis makes sense. While his goal scoring record before the 2020/21 campaign could be a worry, he is someone who proved last season that he can find the back of the net consistently. And at 26 years of age, he is entering his prime as a footballer.