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Celtic’s swoop for Josip Juranovic is moving ‘fine’

Celtic have had a remarkably positive and an incredibly busy last few weeks.

The Hoops have signed two players in the transfer market and have recorded three consecutive victories, ensuring Ange Postecoglou’s pathway to regular continental football grows closer.

What’s the word?

The Bhoys continue to be active in the transfer window and are closing in on the signing of a right-back according to various sources.

Celtic are hoping to convince Manchester City’s Yan Couto to sign on loan with the Brazilian even being invited to watch them play at Parkhead.

However, at the top of the pile appears to be Legia Warsaw’s Josip Juranovic.

Who would be a better signing?

Couto

Couto

Juranovic

Juranovic

Croatian journalist Izak Ante Sucic was one of the first to report the news but a fresh update emerged on Friday suggesting a move was completely off the table due to Celtic’s finances.

Though, Sucic rebuffed those claims with the following six-word update: “Everything seems to be just fine.”

Exciting news

If Celtic do end up concluding a deal for Juranovic, it can only be good news for the club who will surely elate their supporters with this acquisition.

Although Couto has been compared to Dani Alves and is a fine prospect at the age of 19, the Bhoys need a more seasoned and proven player to become their mainstay at right-back.

Furthermore, it would be a permanent move as opposed to the temporary swoop mooted for Couto.

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Signing Juranovic may mean Celtic have to spend a bit more but he’d certainly be worth it. After all, he looks perfect for Postecoglou.

Anthony Ralston has been fantastic in the early weeks of the season, scoring twice from full-back, but in terms of overall quality, the Croat would be a massive upgrade.

He completes a whopping 40% of his crosses and gives away very few fouls. In fact, he committed the fewest fouls of anyone in the entire Polish top-flight last season at only 0.21 per 90 minutes.

Furthermore, Juranovic is a physical presence too. Despite standing at just 5 foot 8 he wins 67.6% of his ground duels.

A full international, there are plenty of positives of bringing him to Parkhead this summer. Celtic must ensure they pay Legia’s asking price.

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