Celtic could be set to lose Josip Juranovic

Celtic could be set to lose full-back Josip Juranovic during the current summer transfer window.

What’s the news?

According to a recent Twitter post from journalist and transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Juranovic is “expected to leave Celtic FC this summer as many clubs are following him.”

He then added that the defender “is attracting interests from Premier League clubs too after [a] great season for club and country.”

Back in August, the Hoops signed the Croatian from Legia Warsaw on a five-year deal worth a reported fee of £2.5m.

Terrible news for Postecoglou

Throughout his debut season with the Parkhead club, the 26-year-old made 35 appearances for Ange Postecoglou’s side across all competitions.

In those appearances, the previous summer’s recruit not only scored five goals and delivered two assists, but he also showed his versatility by playing in both full-back positions and even as a defensive-midfielder on one occasion.

This shows how useful he was for the Hoops boss throughout the campaign.

To further highlight what he offers the team, in the 26 SPFL games he played in, the full-back racked up 98 crosses, 22 interceptions and won 28 tackles, placing him in the top five for each statistic in Postecoglou’s squad.

This, once again, shows how much of an asset the player is for the club and why it would be a massive blow for them to lose him this summer.

It also shows what a great bit of business it was from them to get him to Parkhead in the first place.

Now that Romano has revealed this behind-the-scenes claim from Lennoxtown, it undeniably represents bad news for the Hoops boss and the Celtic supporters as well.

As a result, it would certainly be in Celtic’s best interest to make sure they can convince Juranovic to stay where he is.

With the prospect of potentially regaining the SPFL title as well as taking on some of Europe’s biggest clubs in the Champions League, this should definitely work in the Hoops’ favour in that regard.

However, if the player does fancy a move elsewhere, at least the Bhoys could demand a sizeable fee for him.

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