One of the most talked about transfer possibilities and stories ahead of the January transfer window opening is what will become of Josip Juranovic. The right-back has been excellent since he swapped Warsaw for Glasgow and his profile has been on the rise since.
His exploits at this World Cup have certainly raised that image even further and Celtic may have to bat away significant bids for him come 1 January. For now though, Josip remains a Celtic player and there are reports he will be renegotiating with the Hoops when he returns from Qatar.
What is apparently obvious though, is that manager Ange Postecoglou is taking no chances with that situation as he moved swiftly to tie up Canada star, Ally Johnston on a five-year-contract after some impressive World Cup performces. At £3.5 million, it is a very handsome sum for Celtic to be handing out for a third-choice full-back and so most think logically that it is a succession plan by big Ange.
Fabrizio Romano, the World renowned transfer guru and expert has now had his say via social media. He believes that Johnston signing was indeed just that; a succession plan by Postecoglou and Michael Nicholson. Furthermore, he adds that more eyes are now on the Croat after the World Cup in Qatar and that the Bhoys may entertain bids.
On Twitter, he said:
“Josip Juranović on the radar for many clubs after a strong World Cup for Croatia at right back. #transfers
“Celtic are open to discuss offers as they’ve already secured a replacement in Alistair Johnston incase Juranovic leaves in the next transfer windows.”
Josip Juranović on the radar for many clubs after a strong World Cup for Croatia at right back. 🇭🇷 #transfers
Celtic are open to discuss offers as they’ve already secured a replacement in Alistair Johnston incase Juranovic leaves in the next transfer windows. pic.twitter.com/ztrb7Wgs8i
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 5, 2022