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Celtic sign AEK keeper Vasilis Barkas but Ajeti deal stalls

Celtic have completed the signing of Greece goalkeeper Vasilis Barkas from AEK Athens.

The 26-year-old has joined the Scottish champions on a four-year deal.

Celtic will pay an initial €3.5m for Barkas with further add-ons to follow based on appearances.

Barkas has been capped ten times by Greece and in 111 games for AEK kept 61 clean sheets.

Vasilis is Celtic’s second Greek player after Georgios Samaras who scored 74 goals in five-and-a-half years at Parkhead.

The towering shot-stopper will replace Fraser Forster as Celtic number one.

Forster returned to Southampton after a successful loan spell with Celtic priced out of a permanent deal.

Ajeti deal stalls

Meanwhile, Celtic’s proposed loan deal for West Ham striker Albian Ajeti has stalled.

The 23-year-old has been in advanced talks to swap London for Glasgow next season.

But the Swiss international skipped his planned medical on Wednesday, asking for more time to consider his options.

A number of Premier League and European clubs are interested in Ajeti, which could scupper any move to Celtic.

SourceCeltic FC

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