CELTIC hero Artur Boruc bade an emotional farewell to incoming Celt Josip Juranovic at the end of the Croatian right-back’s final appearance for Legia Warsaw last night.
The 26-year-old defender signed off with a screamer of a goal after running 50 yards from his own half into Slavia Prague’s danger zone before unleashing an unstoppable right-foot drive that swept high into the helpless keeper’s left-hand corner of the net.
The Europa League play-off tie ended 2-2, but Juranovic will not be around for the return next week – instead he will be a Celtic player preparing for the first Glasgow derby of the campaign at Ibrox a week on Sunday.
FAREWELL YELL…Josip Jurnanovic races away in joy after thumping in a glorious goodbye goal for Legia Warsaw.
Forty-one-year-old Boruc is winding down his career at his boyhood favourites and made his way to the centre circle to embrace his departing team-mate.
Juranovic was the last player to leave the field as he made a solo walk towards the pocket of travelling supporters to wave goodbye.
Now he is expected in Glasgow today to finalise his £2.5million switch from the Polish aces.
It’s the same route Boruc took in 2005 when Gordon Strachan signed him from the Warsaw club for £800,000.
Twenty-six-year-old Juranovic will be hoping to emulate the four-year successful spell the colourful shotstopper enjoyed at the Hoops before his move to Fiorentina.