After the first few weeks of the transfer window, Celtic’s business looked questionable.
The Hoops had only signed a couple of younger players and it didn’t look as though Ange Postecoglou was going to be backed.
Yet, the new Bhoys manager has now sunk his teeth into the market with aplomb.
After securing the services of Josip Juranovic last weekend, it looks as though Celtic have one more desire; to sign a new striker.
That could come down to whether Odsonne Edouard departs but one man who’s been on their radar is Giorgos Giakoumakis.
Talks have been ongoing over the last week but with German side Werder Bremen also interested, it’s thrown a spanner in the works.
A fresh update was given on his future by journalist Giannis Chorianopoulos on Twitter on Tuesday evening.
The reporter stated: “Giakoumakis talks with Werder (almost) collapsed. A new round of negotiations with Celtic has been scheduled for next hours!”
After missing out on Thomas Henry to the Italian side Venezia, Giakoumakis appears to be the next best item on their shopping list.
Henry would have been an exceptional signing given his vast array of talents. Not only is he capable of scoring goals on a regular basis but he’s immensely tall and has pace to burn at the same time.
Celtic’s Greek target might not possess a similarly well-rounded game but he certainly knows where the back of the net is.
Giakoumakis is approaching his prime at the age of 26 and could arrive at Paradise full of confidence.
After all, the VVV-Venlo striker played like a man possessed in 2020/21. Despite never scoring over 11 goals in a single campaign before, he showed that he may well be a late bloomer.
The forward racked up a mighty 29 strikes in all competitions while being named the Eredivisie’s top scorer.
What also stands out about Giakoumakis is his supreme ability in the air. Last season he won four aerial duels per game so by signing him, Celtic could discover a brand new route to goal.
At 5 foot 7, Kyogo Furuhashi is never going to be a threat in the air but no attacking player at Celtic last term even came close to the aforementioned number.
For context, only Shane Duffy and Christopher Jullien won more than four aerial duels a match in 2020/21.
With that in mind, supporters should be excited about seeing him in the green and white hoops this term.