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Celtic: Josip Juranovic’s market value has rocketed

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou oversaw a substantial overhaul at Parkhead during last summer’s transfer window.

While several players ended up waving goodbye to Glasgow, many others came to the club to accompany Postecoglou throughout his first season in charge.

One player who was signed during this period was Josip Juranovic, who joined from Polish club Legia Warsaw on a five-year deal worth a reported £2.5m.

With 35 appearances for the Hoops across all competitions, the £16k-per-week full-back found the net five times and provided two assists along the way.

From a defensive point of view, the Croatian ended his debut Premiership season with the fifth-highest number of interceptions (22) and third-highest number of tackles (28) to his name in Celtic’s squad.

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This shows that he certainly played his part in terms of seeing the Hoops end the campaign with the best defensive record in the league with just 22 goals conceded in 38 games.

Conversely, he has shown that he can be a useful attacking threat as well. In addition to the one goal and three assists that he provided in the league, the 26-year-old delivered 98 crosses in total, the fifth-highest in Postecoglou’s squad.

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His versatility also came in handy, being able to play in both full-back positions when needed for the Bhoys.

Praised by Ally McCoist for his “outstanding” performance against Rangers in February, Juranovic has certainly proven his worth to the Parkhead club and shown why they were right to sign him in the first place.

In July 2020, Transfermarkt had the defender’s market value listed at £1.35m. It now stands at £3.6m, highlighting a significant increase of 135%, which also shows what a splendid piece of business it was from the Hoops to add him to their squad.

It also highlights the sort of trajectory he has been on over the past couple of years, and based on what he’s done for his new club since his arrival, there’s no reason why that progress can’t continue for the foreseeable future.

Taking all this into account, it’s safe to say that Juranovic has been a brilliant signing, not only for Celtic but for Postecoglou as well.

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