Celtic: Pundit urges Hoops to get rid of Vasilis Barkas

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Celtic have been urged to get rid of goalkeeper Vasilis Barkas by BBC pundit Alan Hutton. 

Earlier this month, it was revealed that Barkas will return to Celtic in the summer after his current loan spell with FC Utrecht ends.

This is due to the fact that Utrecht sporting director Jordy Zuidam admitted they can’t afford the “huge” transfer fee it would take to sign him permanently.

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In regards to what the Parkhead club should look to do with the shot-stopper once he returns to Glasgow, one pundit shared their thoughts on the matter.

Speaking to Football Insider, Hutton had this to say about Barkas.

He said: “I think sometimes you just have to cut your losses. It has not been a great investment for the club. It has not worked out but that happens.

“I think with every transfer comes risk, they probably thought they were bringing in a number one for the future. It didn’t quite work out.

“He is obviously too expensive [for Utrecht] so they have to bring their valuation down if they want to move him on. They have got people already within the squad so it is another number that is not needed.”

Should Celtic sell Barkas in the summer?





Celtic signed Barkas back in the 2020 summer transfer window from AEK Athens in a deal worth a reported fee of €3.3m (£2.95m).

With 24 appearances for the Bhoys to his name across all competitions, the 28-year-old has conceded 23 goals and kept 11 clean sheets.

Having been criticised by Chris Sutton for his performances in the past, it was reported back in March that the Greek shot-stopper had told Celtic he wanted to leave after being frozen out of the team.

Taking all of this into account and looking ahead to the summer transfer window, we feel that getting rid of Barkas is definitely something that the Hoops look to do.

As he’ll be entering the final year of his contract at Celtic in the summer, the Hoops should look to pick up as much money as they can for him.

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