Former Celtic striker John Hartson has warned Josip Juranovic not to rush into leaving Celtic as the Croatian Internationalist is linked with moves to the English Premier League. Celtic got Juranovic at a cut-price in an expert bit of transfer dealing last summer and he quickly established himself as a key feature at right-back.
The full-back joined from Legia Warsaw last summer and has been an integral part of Ange Postecoglou’s team, helping win the League Cup and League last season. However, his form has resulted in potential suitors sounding out the Croatian Internationalist’s availability in the transfer market. The 25-year-old was linked with Atletico Madrid but now Manchester United and Chelsea are being linked.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Hartson said that a move will happen if he continues to play well but that there is no rush.
“That will happen when you play for a global club. Celtic, Rangers; if your performances are very, very good then clubs are going to come calling.
“But listen, Josip Juranovic has been at the club for two minutes and his agent is linking him with clubs. He has done really well, he has got in the team. He is a really effective player when he gets forward in the box, but his agent shouldn’t be touting him about like this.
“His move is going to happen, that’s football. But stay at Celtic, play football, you have become a champion, you are in the side and your manager really likes you.”
Juranovic will have six Champions League appearances to look forward to as well as looking to continue the club’s dominance of Scottish football. Juranovic has four years remaining on his deal and there will be no need for Celtic to sell for anything less than their stated value. With Manchester United, their form at the moment means that Celtic should mark up any value significantly as the Old Trafford club are in a dire position after just two games.