Manchester United considered Josip Juranovic as a concrete option in January, according to a renowned journalist. After Croatia finished third at the World Cup in Qatar, Juranovic’s stock was at its highest and there was real speculation that he would be swapping Celtic Park for a ‘Top Five League’.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the Italian transfer expert, Manchester United manager Erik Ten Haag wanted another right-back and they were considering making a move for the 27-year-old.
. @FabrizioRomano discusses Manchester United’s pursuit of Josip Juranovic 🇭🇷pic.twitter.com/meBy5VHVUE
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The Croatian Internationalist joined Celtic from Legia Warsaw in the summer of 2021 for just £2.5m but leaves after making 52 appearances, scoring twice and winning two trophies.
It appears that the Bundesliga side have agreed to pay an up front fee of £7.5m with £2.5m in add-ons. The manager spoke about Juranovic wanting to maximise his career and playing in a Top 5 league with a hike in his wages will certainly have influenced the decision.
Juranovic has settled into life with Union, assisting twice in his first few games. The German side will be hoping to continue their impressive form and to challenge Bayern Munich to the league title.