Vassilis Barkas will be introduced as a Celtic player tomorrow morning according to Gazetta.Gr.
The goalkeeper arrived in Scotland on Tuesday to undergo medical tests as Neil Lennon makes a statement signing on the eve of going for 10-in-a-row.
Terms between Celtic and AEK have been agreed with the Greek media having inside knowledge of the contract details. The keeper will sign for three years with the option of a further 12 months which seems to be the standard Celtic deal.
Celtic have agreed a transfer fee of 5m euros with a goal bonus for a further 1m which in goalkeeping terms probably translates to clean sheets.
The completion of the transfer of Vassilis Barkas to Celtic has entered the final stretch. Following the agreement with AEK revealed by gazzetta.gr , the 26-year-old Greek goalkeeper is in Glasgow from Tuesday night to be announced by the “Celts”.
On Wednesday (29/7), Barkas underwent the necessary medical examinations, while the last details of his contract with Celtic were settled. In fact, the 26-year-old goalkeeper visited the training centre of the club and met his new coach, Neil Lennon and his technical staff.
Now all that remains is for the signatures to fall formally and then to be announced by Celtic. This will happen on Thursday (30/7) in the morning when he will visit Celtic Park where he will then make his first statements.
As for the contract that Barkas will sign, the information states that it will be valid until 2023 with an option for another year.
We remind you that AEK will put in its coffers 5 million euros and a minimum of 1 million more from the goal achievement bonus, with the Union maintaining a 10% resale, in the most expensive sale of a footballer in its history.
#Barkas medical results are about to confirmed tmr Thursday. Today he passed by the training ground, met & had a talk with his new manager Neil Lennon, 100% agreement between the clubs, #Celtic ‘s official announcement tomorrow #Celtic #AEK #Barkas #transfer
— Giannis Chorianopoulos (@choria80) July 29, 2020
Barkas has been playing regularly since mid-June which should allow him to take a place on the bench for Sunday’s match against Hamilton.
As soon as the formalities are completed Ross Doohan is expected to go out on loan to Ross County after playing as a trialist against Celtic on Sunday.