Celtic tipped to sell senior duo as new arrival on the cards after reveal

By Frank McAvennie

7th May, 2022 | 8:28pm

McAvennie tips Celtic to bin underperforming duo after source reveal

Celtic should sell Vasilis Barkas and Scott Bain this summer with a new senior goalkeeper on the list of transfer targets.

That’s according to former Hoops hitman Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the club’s summer plans.

On 30 April, this site revealed Celtic are in the market for a new senior goalkeeper this summer as they look to offload Barkas, 27.

A Celtic source has told Football Insider that Barkas has been told he is free to find a new club and his camp are working on securing a permanent transfer.

McAvennie would be happy to see Bain leave as well as he and Barkas have been “nowhere near the required standard”.

“You wonder who we will bring in,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

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“Hart has been absolutely brilliant, maybe the signing of the season and he been reliable.

“Barkas and Bain are absolutely nowhere near the required standard and they haven’t been for a long time.

“Getting rid of the both, that’s not a problem for me. I have no issues with that.

“It could even be a younger player to come in and learn from Joe Hart.

“One thing I can say,is that I have total confidence that whoever we sign will be quality.

“We haven’t really made a bad transfer since Ange came in, he knows what he is doing.

“So let’s see what happens but I’m more than happy for Bain and Brkas to move on.”

In other news, finance guru claim Celtic accelerating transfer plans as ‘£17m’ jackpot imminent.