JOZO SIMUNOVIC looks set to return to football with Croatian side Rijeka. The third-placed side will be hoping to sign Simunovic should the central defender pass a medical. The Scottish Sun report that the Hrvatski Telekom Prva Liga side will be sign the ex-Celtic Invincible on a free transfer.
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.
Šimunović will be remembered for that tackle on Kenny Miller in the 5-1 win at Ibrox in April 2017 and he leaves the club having won five Premiership titles and a number of trophies as well. Hopefully the medical is successful and he can get back to playing. He was a good servant to Celtic but injuries meant that Neil Lennon and the club felt that they maybe needed a new defender in.