Having signed Vasilios Barkas from AEK Athens, Celtic’s situation at goalkeeper isn’t as desperate as it once was.
However, there appears to be doubts as to whether Scott Bain is good enough to provide the 26-year-old with the adequate competition and cover for the number one spot at Parkhead, which led to negotiations between the Scottish Premiership champions and AS Roma for Robin Olsen.
Celtic only want the Sweden international on loan, and there were previous claims they simply wanted to bring him temporarily without paying anything, which the Serie A side are firmly against.
This is reiterated by Corriere dello Sport on Tuesday, who reveal Olsen’s move to Parkhead is now ‘off’ because ‘in addition of the free loan’, Celtic wanted Roma to ‘guarantee 30% of the salary’.
Such a demand simply wasn’t what the Italians were looking for, and it seems Neil Lennon and those in charge of transfers will have to look elsewhere for Barkas’ backup.
In turn, Roma will have to find their unwanted player a new landing spot.