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Celtic: Josip Juranovic drops promising transfer claim

Celtic have been handed a huge boost in their bid to retain the services of Josip Juranovic beyond the summer transfer window.

What’s the talk?

In recent comments cited by the Daily Record, the Hoops right-back all but confirmed that, despite being linked with a summer switch to Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City, he is not looking to secure a move away from Parkhead any time soon, also suggesting that he is loving his time in Glasgow.

When asked whether he is happy at Celtic Park, the right-back replied: “Yes, I am satisfied, but it can always be better. New training is a new chance, I do not want to waste a single part of my career.

“Celtic is a great club, I enjoy it from the first day. I go to training with a smile, I enjoy the club, the city, the fans.”

The Croatia international was then pushed on a future move away from the Bhoys, to which Juranovic said: “Transfer? There are always some stories, but I leave that to my manager. I am at Celtic with all my heart.”

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Posecoglou will be buzzing

Considering just how impressive Juranovic has been since his £2.5m move to Parkhead last summer, the 26-year-old’s apparent commitment to the Celtic cause is sure to have left Ange Postecoglou buzzing.

Indeed, over his 24 Premiership appearances this season, the £3.6m-rated full-back has been in breathtaking form, helping his side to keep 10 clean sheets, scoring two goals and creating four big chances for his team-mates. He has also averaged 1.3 key passes, 0.9 interceptions, 1.5 tackles and 1.4 clearances and won 3.1 duels per game.

These returns have seen the £42k-per-week defender, who Ally McCoist dubbed an “outstanding” talent, average a quite astonishing SofaScore match rating of 7.20, ranking him as the 12th-best player in the Scottish top flight this term.

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As such, despite the reported interest of a Premier League club, the reports that Juranovic is more than happy to remain a Celtic player beyond the summer is sure to come as a huge boost to Postecoglou and his side. Another season of the 26-year-old lining up on the right of the Hoops’ backline should certainly do the club’s 2022/23 title hopes no harm whatsoever.

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