Ex-Celtic man, Frank McAvennie has given his verdict on the future of Giorgos Giakoumakis.
Speaking to Football Insider, McAvennie has claimed that the club will ‘keep’ the forward, despite talks of a move away from Celtic Park.
According to The Sun, the Hoops are willing to let go of the Greek striker for a fee of around £6 million. The report also claims that talks have stalled between Celtic and Giakoumakis, his new agent is said to be looking to find a potential new club for the player.
The 28-year-old’s deal with the Scottish side doesn’t run out until the summer of 2026.
McAvennie stated, “The chances he is missing in Europe will go against him,
“I think he is a good player and I would suggest that he is more than £6m.
“With Peter [Lawwell] going back, he knows the prices of things but I do not think they will sell him.
“I think they will keep him and bring someone else in. In today’s world players accept the fact that they are getting left out.”
TIF’s view on McAvennie’s comments…
We think that Celtic should look to try and revive a potential deal for Giakoumakis, he could be a really useful hand for Ange Postecoglou.
His record for Celtic has been pretty impressive. The Greek star has 27 goal contributions in 52 appearances for the Hoops in all competitions.
Should the club sell Giakoumakis, they would have to find a replacement for him. There have been talks of the Scottish side bringing in a new striker.
Cho Gue-sung has been linked with a move to Celtic Park, according to Sun Sport. Additionally, representatives of the South Korean star have confirmed there was interest from some teams in Europe were interested in the 24-year-old.
When you look at his goal return in 2022, he’s had a strong tally. For Jeonbuk Hyundai and Gimcheon Sangmu, he found the net 21 times in 34 matches.
However, there’s still a possibility that Giakoumakis’ contract issues could be resolved, but Celtic may have to consider a replacement for him, should that not be the case.