Giorgos Giakoumakis: Celtic settle for Urawa Crimson Diamonds bid for striker | Soccer Information

Celtic have agreed a deal to promote striker Giorgos Giakoumakis to Japanese facet Urawa Crimson Diamonds.

It’s understood the preliminary charge is £3m, nonetheless, Giakouamakis continues to be weighing up his choices amid curiosity from MLS facet Atlanta United – who’re but to make a bid.

Sky Sports activities Information reported in December talks over a brand new deal between the Scottish Premiership leaders and Giakoumakis had stalled.

The Greece ahead moved to Celtic in September 2021 from Dutch second division facet VVV-Venlo in a deal price £2.5m and was joint-top scorer within the league final season with 13 targets in 21 video games.

This season, Giakoumakis has made 19 league appearances, scoring six targets and was on the right track instead throughout Saturday’s League Cup semi-final win over Kilmarnock.

When requested concerning the prospect of gamers leaving the Scottish Premiership champions this month, supervisor Ange Postecoglou mentioned: “Effectively that’s all the time a chance while you come into the window. You understand guys may transfer on for no matter motive.

“It isn’t about us or me pushing anyone out of the door. Each footballer has obtained choices to make about their profession and also you respect that.

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Celtic supervisor Ange Postecoglou insists he’s relaxed over the membership’s January switch exercise

“I’ve good and trustworthy conversations with the boys and if one thing involves the desk that one of many lads feels strongly about then we’ll focus on it. Proper now I’m extra about bringing ones in than letting them go.

“We have to additional strengthen. I nonetheless consider now we have obtained to maintain getting stronger. Hopefully we are able to get one other within the door earlier than the tip of the window.”

Celtic in talks over Cho deal

Gue-Sung Cho
Celtic are excited about South Korean striker Gue-Sung Cho

The Parkhead membership have been actively on the lookout for a striker on this window and held talks with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, after making a bid of round £3m for Gue-Sung Cho.

It’s understood the South Korea worldwide is attracting loads of curiosity with Bundesliga membership Mainz making an analogous supply, whereas Ferencvaros have been additionally within the 24-year-old however haven’t tabled a bid as of but.

MLS facet Minnesota United confirmed to Sky Sports activities Information that they have been additionally excited about Cho, with reviews in South Korea suggesting the American membership have put collectively a package deal that will eclipse any gives at the moment on the desk.

Sky Sports activities Information revealed Cho was a goal for Celtic in December after he scored two targets towards Ghana on the World Cup.

Celtic have been scouring the globe for expertise just lately, with representatives despatched to international locations together with South Korea, Iran and the UAE. It’s understood quite a few targets from the Center East and Asia have emerged.

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