Ex-Celtic hero Giorgos Giakoumakis ‘plans shock return to European transfers’ – as Hoops scrap lights up MLS

FORMER Celtic striker Giorgos Giakoumakis could be on the move again this month – as his former side look to bolster their own attacking options in the transfer window.

The great Greek frontman previously topped the scoring charts in the top leagues of the Netherlands and Scotland. upon his sudden departure from the Parkhead club.

Giorgos Giakoumakis never had a problem scoring goals


Giorgos Giakoumakis never had a problem scoring goalsCredit: Kenny Ramsay
Giakoumakis celebrates his second-half goal against the Portland Timbers


Giakoumakis celebrates his second-half goal against the Portland TimbersCredit: Reuters

And he still hits ’em now that he’s in the game MLS – with 12 goals in 12 STARTS for Atlanta United.

That’s just one goal behind the top scorer in all of MLS – and in far fewer minutes than anyone else.

It is therefore not surprising that the clubs of Europe start to sit down and take notice.

According to Athleticisminterest in the player is ‘heating up’ and an offer for the player could be received in the coming days.

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Atlanta insists the star is not for sale.

The MLS side are said to be desperate to keep both Greek striker and strike partner Thiago Almada for an MLS play-off run – but have snapped him up for a hefty £3.1million bid sterling could change all that.

Ironically, Celtic themselves are looking for more attacking options – with Giakoumakis replacement Oh currently sidelined.

The Hoops’ defensive crisis also worsened after Maik Nawrocki was bitten.

And the Pole is ready to join Cameron Carter Vickers And Stephen Welsh by missing the September 3 Old Firm clash.

SunSport understands £4million defender Nawrocki suffered a hamstring injury in the latter stages of Celticit is the defeat of Kilmarnock on Sunday.

The 22-year-old is now sidelined and unlikely to be back in time for the game against Ibrox.

Carter-Vickers is also expected to miss the Rangers match as Celtic await specific schedule for their hamstrings injury.

But there are strong fears the influential American defender could face a long spell out after being forced to retire at Aberdeen Last weekend.

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