Celtic transfer news: Georgios Giakoumakis joins Parkhead side from VVV-Venlo on a five-year deal

Celtic agree a deal worth around £2.5m with VVV-Venlo to sign striker Georgios Giakoumakis; Greece international has signed a five-year deal with Celtic

Georgios Giakoumakis has scored one goal in six appearances for Greece since making his debut in November 2020
Image: Georgios Giakoumakis has scored one goal in six appearances for Greece since making his debut in November 2020

Celtic have signed striker Georgios Giakoumakis from Dutch second division side VVV-Venlo in a deal worth up to £2.5m.

The Greece international - who was the top scorer in the Eredivisie last season with 26 goals - has signed a five-year deal at Parkhead.

The 26-year-old had been weighing up a move between Celtic and Bundesliga 2 side Werder Bremen, but he has chosen the Scottish Premiership side.

Giakoumakis has scored 29 goals in 33 games across all competitions since signing for VVV-Venlo from AEK Athens last summer.

He has also scored one goal in six appearances for Greece since making his debut for the national side in November 2020.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 11: Manager Ange Postecoglou during a Celtic training session at Lennoxtown, on August 11, 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)
Image: Giakoumakis becomes manager Ange Postecoglou's 10th summer signing

He said: "I'm really delighted to commit my long term future to Celtic and I can't wait to get started with my new team-mates.

"Celtic is one of the world's great football clubs with the best fans around. It is a club I have admired for so long and it will now be an honour to wear this famous jersey.

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"To know that the manager wanted me so much to join Celtic is really humbling and it makes me know I have made the right choice.

"We have some exciting challenges this season in Scotland and in Europe and I will be doing all I can to help the team as much as possible and bring our supporters success."

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