According to the Daily Record, Vasilis Barkas will be thrown straight into the Celtic squad to face Hamilton Academical this weekend.

It’s claimed that Barkas will be unveiled as a Celtic player today having arrived in Glasgow on Wednesday.

The AEK Athens goalkeeper has undergone his medical with the Bhoys, whilst boss Neil Lennon gave him a tour of the club’s Lennoxtown training facility.

If EVERY Season Had A Champions League Play-Off

If EVERY Season Had A Champions League Play-Off

The fee involved will be £4.5million rising to £5.5million, and is expected to be thrown straight into the squad against Hamilton.

Whether Barkas – the mos expensive goalkeeper Celtic have ever purchased – actually starts is another matter, given that the game is on Sunday.

That’s a very quick turnaround to be starting, especially as a goalkeeper would ideally have some rapport with his defence.

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Barkas, 26, arrives as Celtic’s long-term replacement for Craig Gordon, with more than 100 appearances for AEK under his belt, whilst he also has 10 Greece caps.

A huge presence at 6ft 5in tall, Barkas will now hope to become a Celtic favourite like compatriot Giorgios Samaras did – possibly starting with this Sunday’s game.

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In other news, Everton and West Ham reportedly want to bring player back to Premier League