Turkish clubs are interested in struggling Celtic star

Parkhead / Celtic Park. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Parkhead / Celtic Park. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) /

There is plenty of excitement around about possible signings to boost the Celtic squad in January. We are also likely to see some players move out of the club as well, after failing to make an impact. And there’s one big signing from the 2020 summer transfer window, who might be on his way out of Parkhead soon as rumours continue to grow about a possible exit.

A couple of summers back the initial hopes of re-signing Fraser Forster from Southampton did not end up coming true. But the position looked well covered when the club splashed out a big transfer fee to sign Greek international, Vasilis Barkas, from AEK Athens.

It didn’t take long before questions were being asked of the keeper though after he failed to establish himself between the posts in what looked like a loss of confidence and form for Barkas.

Now to be honest, it was an odd time to settle into a new club and new country amid the pandemic. And Neil Lennon kept making changes at goalkeeper, turning to both Scott Bain and Conor Hazard as well through the course of the campaign.

Barkas linked with Celtic exit as Turkish clubs believed to be interested

There were hopes that Barkas could find his feet this season but some early season mistakes and the signing of Joe Hart at the start of this campaign have meant that he has not featured in recent times.

And as a result, he has been linked with a move away in January. As reported by Sky Sports, a number of Turkish clubs are believed to be interested in signing Barkas.

With the Greek goalkeeper even struggling to make the bench at the moment, it seems increasingly likely that he could move elsewhere soon unless something unexpected ends up happening over the coming weeks. At this stage, a move away makes sense for both Barkas and the club.

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