New Team Enters Battle To Sign “Absolutely Brilliant” Celtic Star Who May Leave For Just 7M

New Team Enters Battle To Sign “Absolutely Brilliant” Celtic Star Who May Leave For Just 7M

Roma have joined fellow Serie A clubs Monza and Torino in the race to sign Celtic fullback Josip Juranovic, according to reports in the Italian media.

The Giallorossi are believed to be keen on recruiting a replacement for Rick Karsdorp who has had a falling out with manager Jose Mourinho.

While Juranovic has been linked with the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Barcelona, a move to Italy seems to be the likeliest outcome at the moment.

Some reports has even suggested that Monza are close to agreeing a loan deal with an option to buy for £7m but those claims have not been substantiated. It would, though, be a disappointing price for a player who had an outstanding World Cup for Croatia. Pundit Gary Neville was particularly effusive in his praise for the defender:

“Absolutely brilliant. Juranovic is fantastic going forward, epitomises the modern day full-back – he’s bright, he’s lively, he’s not just serving the attack – he’s contributing to it. He’s been a real presence in this tournament on the right-hand side for Croatia.”

There had originally been some talk that Celtic had slapped a £17m asking price on Juranovic but, from the sounds of things, they may now accept a substantially lower bid.