Josip Juranovic may depart Celtic as Premier League clubs chase transfer
Premier League clubs are interested in the Celtic defender.
Premier League clubs are chasing Celtic defender Josip Juranovic, according to reports.
The Croatian international is valued at £15m by the Glasgow outfit and his contract expiring in 2026. Juranovic joined Celtic last summer from Legia Warsaw for £2.5m.
Premier League clubs circle Juranovic.
Fabrizio Romano reported on Monday night that Juranovic is expected to depart Celtic, with Premier League clubs interested in signing him.
Although Romano mentioned no particular club, Southampton and Leicester City have been interested in Juranovic in the past.
The Hoops are in no rush to sell the defender, as Juranovic is one year into a five-year contract. However, if a club meets Celtic's £15m valuations, they could be willing to sell.
Ange Postecoglou recruited the versatile full-back, who has operated at left and right-back, as well as on the wing, at the beginning of last season
Juranovic made 35 appearances for Celtic. The Croatian international scored five goals and provided two assists as Juranovic won the Scottish Premiership and Scottish League Cup.
Croatian national team right back Josip Juranovic is expected to leave Celtic FC this summer as many clubs are following him. 🇭🇷 #transfers
Jurankvic is attracting interests from Premier League clubs too after great season for club and country.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 20, 2022
Reports suggest Juranovic is happy at Celtic.
On Tuesday, however, Croatian outlets dismissed Romano's report of Juranovic departing Celtic this summer transfer window.
Jovanovic reportedly doesn't want to disrupt his World Cup ambitions with Croatia by moving club before the tournament in Qatar in November.
The 26-year-old has become a key player for Croatia. Juranovic played in all four of their Nations League games in June, which included an away win against France in Paris.
Croatian outlet Germanijak said: “Josip Juranovic to the Premier League? Right now - no! As per our sources, Jura is happy in Celtic he plays regularly and in less than a year he (has become a) fans favourite."
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