The Lowdown: Atlanta move imminent
The Greek international has been facing plenty of uncertainty surrounding his future after being omitted from the match-day squad for the past four league games, and despite not securing an exit in January, a move away looks to be imminent.
Fabrizio Romano confirmed on Saturday that the 28-year-old is set to complete a switch to Atlanta United having travelled to Mexico to undergo his medical over the weekend, with the boss now backing up these exact reports.
The Latest: Postecoglou’s update
Speaking to BBC Sportsound (quoted by FootballScotland), Postecoglou delivered an update on Giakoumakis’ departure, with confirmation to be expected in the coming days.
Asked if there was a specific reason as to why the move hadn’t already gone through, the manager said:
“No, that’s what I meant by it’s off my radar. I’m led to believe there should be an announcement forthcoming so I know everyone else is hanging on for it, but as I said the other day it’s off my desk.”
The Verdict: Fantastic servant
Giakoumakis only signed for Celtic in the summer of 2021 but he’s been a wonderful servant to the club during his time in Glasgow and is a player that will be missed.
Postecoglou may feel that he has to target the free agent market to get a replacement in for the second half of the campaign, but being nine points clear at the top of the table, it wouldn’t hurt waiting until the summer to make a permanent signing.