Atalanta United are in talks to sign Giorgos Giakoumakis from Celtic.
The striker seems certain to leave Celtic this month after talks broke down over a new improved contract.
After being left out of the Celtic squad that beat Morton in the Scottish Cup Ange Postecoglou admitted that Giakoumakis had things to deal with.
MLS side Atlanta are in talks to sign Giorgios Giakoumakis from Celtic as Designated Player. ???? #transfers
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Having been top scorer in Holand and Scotland it seems strange that no EPL club is showing interest in a striker that appears to be available for around £4m.
Kyogo Furuhashi is Celtic’s undoubted first choice striker this season but Giakoumakis has proven himself to be a very capable back-up with the two strikers alternating through the autumn when Celtic were involved in the Champions League.
Oh Hyeon-gyu seems to be closing in on a move to Celtic which seems to be running in tandem with the exit of Giakoumakis.