By Alan Hutton

10th Nov, 2022 | 7:00am

Celtic told to accept Vasilis Barkas offer after update from Holland - pundit

Alan Hutton has told Celtic to “cut their losses” on goalkeeper Vasilis Barkas.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Rangers defender said he does not see a future at Parkhead for Barkas.

The 28-year-old is currently on loan at Utrecht despite his £5million move to Celtic in 2020.

Despite a strong start to his season in the Eredivisie the Dutch side are unconvinced they will be able to make the move permanent given the price of the shot stopper.

Speaking to Dutch outlet RTV (4 November), goalkeeping coach Harald Wapenaar said the Greece international will be too expensive.

When asked if Celtic will have to drop the asking price for Barkas to facilitate a move, Hutton told Football Insider: “I genuinely think they have to.

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They paid a lot of money for him. It has just not worked really. Celtic look in a good situation at this moment in time with the goalkeepers.

[Benjamin] Siegrist coming in from Dundee United, I know him well from my time at Villa. He will probably want to push [Joe] Hart who has been playing at an exceptional level as well.

“I think Celtic are going to have to cut their losses and try and get him out because I do not see any sort of future at Celtic for him.

Barkas has made 14 appearances for Utrecht so far this season.

In those outings he has conceded 21 goals and kept five clean sheets.

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