With less than three months gone in the top leagues across Europe, many teams have begun to cast their eyes on the January transfer window. One of the teams in the news is Scottish Champions Celtic said to be interested in AEK goalkeeper Vasilios Barkas according to reports from Greece.

Barkas is regarded as one of the best stoppers in the Greek League and has impressed in the past few seasons. He is also a full international for the Greece national team making his debut in 2018.

He also possesses sharp reflexes and has is a good leader in the dressing room.

It is understood that Celtic have identified the stopper as a major priority for the club in January. However, there is skepticism about the news from the English media as the Scottish leaders have already loaned Fraser Forster from Southampton in the summer.

It is understood from the Greek report that the Bhoys believe that Barkas could be a permanent signing for the position. The report suggests that AEK are looking for a transfer fee of €7m for the Greece international, who’s been in impressive form for both club and country this season.

The Dutch-born goalkeeper currently has a contract with the club until June 2022, which makes him an attractive prospect for the Greek club.

Barkas has already made 10 appearances in all competitions for Celtic and has been impressive registering five clean sheets.  This will be a good coup for the Scottish side as he could retain a good value for the club in subsequent seasons.

There have also been talks that current number one Forster could be signed in the summer by the Celtic board.  Celtic has continued to dominate the local scene with the largest and best squad in the league, which has seen them lift the title in the past 5 years.

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