Simunovic shock as Celtic confirm defender to leave the club

JOZO SIMUNOVIC will leave Celtic when his contract expires. The Croatian defender joined from Dinamo Zagreb in 2015 following Virgil Van Dijk’s departure for Southampton. Whilst he was expected to stay at the club, Celtic have today confirmed that he will be leaving the club after they decided not to take up an option on his contract.

It will come as a shock to supporters that Simunovic will leave the club as he had started to get himself back into the club after returning from fitness. However, a number of injuries have curtailed his progress at the club limiting game time.

The 25-yer-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, it appears that Celtic are willing to let the player go to make space in the squad.

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.

We wish Jozo all the best for the future.


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