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Georgios Giakoumakis earns Celtic '20 goal' backing as Pierre Van Hooijdonk tells fans to get excited

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Georgios Giakoumakis can score 20 goals in his first season at Parkhead. But the Dutchman has told Hoops fans he’sNOT a replacement for Odsonne Edouard – because he’s more in the Leigh Griffiths mould.

Van Hooijdonk watched Giakoumakis finish top of the scoring charts in Holland last season with 26 goals for relegated VVV-Venlo.

And he’s convinced that if he gets the right service at Celtic Park, he can get 20-plus this term for Ange Postecoglou’s side.

Giakoumakis was plucked from the Eredivisie as Edouard went to Crystal Palace for £15 million and Griffiths was sent on loan to Dundee.And having watched the 26-year-old closely in Holland, van Hooijdonk is adamant he can hit the goal trail in Scotland too.

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