By Harvey Byrne
Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic has told supporters that his deadline-day move to Torino collapsed because the Italian club “wanted to change the initial agreement” at “the last minute”.
The 22-year-old centre-back was set for a switch to Turin but a deal broke down shortly before the Wednesday night transfer cut-off.
In a statement released via his personal Twitter account, the Croatian denied that the move fell through because he failed a medical and insisted that he will put the failed move behind him and concentrate on giving his best for Celtic.
According to the Scottish Daily Mail Simunovic was set for a £3.75million move to Torino.
However, the player who joined the club just last summer in a £3million move from Dinamo Zagreb is now set to stay at Celtic Park until January at a minimum.
Simunovic still has four years left on his current contract and he featured in 17 encounter for the Scottish giants in the last campaign.
However, the young centre-back is yet to play under new boss Brendan Rodgers after undergoing knee surgery earlier in the year.
He revealed in his Twitter message that he is now completely fit and healthy, but he may find it hard to find a way into the side, which sits at the top of the Scottish Premiership.
In other Celtic team news, Stan Collymore has labelled the Hoops’ clash with Manchester City as the “Battle of Britain”.