Giorgos Giakoumakis seals post Celtic transfer as Atlanta United make huge profit on Greek goal machine

Ex-Celtic hero Giorgos Giakoumakis has left Atlanta United to join Cruz Azul
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Giorgos Giakoumakis has quit Atlanta United just 18 months after arriving from Celtic.

The Greek forward joined the MLS club in February 2023 after a season-and-a-half at Parkhead and was an instant hit, earning All-Star, Best XI and Newcomer of the Year honors last year. Giakoumakis recorded a hugely impressive 24 goals and seven assists in 43 matches for the Five Stripes but has now sealed a money-spinning move to Mexican giants Cruz Azul.

It's understood Atlanta have raked in around £7.9million for the hitman, which sees the club make a sizeable profit on the £4.3m they paid Celtic last year.

Atlanta VP and technical director Carlos Bocanegra - who also played for Rangers - confirmed the switch last night as he said: “We’re grateful for Giorgos’ contributions during his time at the club and we wish him the best moving forward.

“This transfer illustrates the nature of operating in a global marketplace. With a lot of season left to play, we plan to strengthen the group during the upcoming Summer Transfer Window.”