Celtic green light Josip Juranovic sale after talks held - Sources

By Wayne Veysey

17th Nov, 2022 | 7:44am

Sources: Celtic green light Josip Juranovic sale after talks held

Celtic have given the green light to Josip Juranovic leaving in January after new contract talks collapsed, sources have told Football Insider.

The Glasgow giants facing losing their star defender, 27, just 18 months after he joined.

Celtic have tried to secure Juranovic to a new deal but, following talks, he is keen to listen to offers from elite clubs.

The Scottish Premiership leaders are willing to cash in on Juranovic if their asking price is met in the upcoming winter window.

Celtic are now braced for offers following the conclusion of the World Cup, where Juranovic is expected to be a key player for Croatia.

He is out of contract in the summer of 2026.

The right-back has been in and out of the team for the Hoops in Scottish Premiership action – taking part in just two of the last nine top-flight meetings.

Anthony Ralston, 24, has deputised for the former Hadjuk Split man to help the Parkhead side race nine points clear.

However, Juranovic played 90 minutes in each of Celtic’s Champions League group matches as Ange Postecoglou’s side picked up two points from a possible 18.

The Zagreb-born defender was also instrumental in last season’s league title win, registering five goals and two assists across 35 games in his first season since joining from Legia Warsaw.

Spanish giants Atletico Madrid were reportedly interested in Juranovic during the off-season.

Celtic sign off for the mid-season World Cup break having won each of their last eight Scottish Premiership games.

They resume action against Aberdeen on 17 December – a day before the World Cup final is scheduled.

In other news, pundit tells Premier League club to agree Ange Postecoglou deal now after two approaches.