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Celtic bolster attack with signing of Giorgios Giakoumakis

Giakoumakis has agreed a five-year deal at Parkhead.

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Celtic have announced the signing of striker Giorgios Giakoumakis on a five-year-deal.

The forward moves to Scotland from Dutch side VVV Venlo, where he was a prolific scorer.

Giakoumakis, who has six international caps, scored 26 league goals last season with VVV, and has previously played with Gornik Zabre, OFI Crete and AEK Athens among other clubs.

The 26-year-old becomes the latest addition to manager Ange Postecoglou’s side on deadline day, with French striker Odsonne Edouard set to leave the club for Crystal Palace and after Leigh Griffiths left for Dundee on loan..

Giakoumakis 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.  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.”