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Celtic: Journalist drops verdict as Giakoumakis deal edges closer

Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou would excite fans by securing the signing of Georgios Giakoumakis, according to The Celtic Way reporter Anthony Haggerty.

Following a summer of change, which saw former Australia chief Postecoglou appointed as manager, the Bhoys have welcomed a host of fresh faces to Parkhead.

Celtic have been heavily linked with a move for VVV-Venlo striker Giakoumakis, who finished last season as the Eredivisie’s top goalscorer having found the back of the net 26 times.

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However, Giakoumakis’ goals were not enough to stop VVV-Venlo from suffering relegation from the Netherlands’ top flight.

Celtic have seemingly suffered a blow in their pursuit of the 26-year-old Greece international as, according to Bild, Giakoumakis would rather head to the Bundesliga and join Werder Bremen than link up with Celtic. The report suggests the frontman has also drawn interest from Qatar.

However, the development comes after Werder Bremen sporting director Frank Baumann claimed the German side cannot compete with Celtic’s financial muscle.

Haggerty is keen to see the Bhoys fight off stiff competition for Giakoumakis’ services with the transfer deadline looming.

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He told Football FanCast: “If you can score 26 goals for a team that gets relegated from the Eredivisie, I think you’ve got ability.

“I think he fits the bill and prototype that Celtic want – a big, bustling centre-forward. I think they’re having serious discussions with Giakoumakis.”

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