JOZO SIMUNOVIC is still without a club and these Celtic supporters want the big defender to return to Celtic on a reduced wage or pay-as-you-play basis. Due to COVID-19, seemingly fit players can be forced to spend 14 days in isolation if contracting the virus so defensive recruitment could be an option.
Jozo Simunovic was released by Celtic on May 30th 2020.
It’s now October 16th 2020 & he’s still not got a club.
139 days as a free agent, let’s hope luck picks up for him soon 🤞 pic.twitter.com/kVg3BDY1aI
— Everything Celtic (@aboutceltic) October 16, 2020
I know they say never go back, but maybe bring him back for this season on a reduced wage for cover. The way this virus is spreading, we could easily lose defensive players to it
— Hego 🍀 (@SeanHego_) October 16, 2020
Worth bringing him back on a pay as you play or something, would be a handy backup with the amount of games we’re gonna have along with this covid shit
— Chris Canney (@canney_chris) October 16, 2020
Someone give Jozo simunovic a phone
— Mark Arbuckle (@markarbuckle88) October 16, 2020
The Croatian defender joined from Dinamo Zagreb in 2015 following Virgil Van Dijk’s departure for Southampton. The 26-year-old signed a contract extension back in 2017 for four-years and it was expected that the club would exercise the option of the fourth year after his impressive domestic displays; however, Celtic opted to let the player go to make space in the squad for the arrival of Shane Duffy.
Simunovic will be hoping to earn a pay-as-you-play deal with a team in the coming weeks as he attempts to return to playing football. With Stephen Welsh likely to play in the place of Hatem Abd Elhamed, Nir Bitton and Christopher Jullien – the Israeli pair unwell and Jullien suffering from a back injury.