CELTIC are standing by for a cash windfall with former right-back Josip Juranovic linked with a £10million move to Fulham.

The Croatia defender left the champions in January in a £7.5million switch to Union Berlin, as CQN reported at the time.

Juranovic spent only 18 months at Parkhead after he had been snapped up for £2.5million from Polish club Legia Warsaw.

Now it appears the former Hoops fans’ favourite is poised for a quickfire return to the UK with the Craven Cottage club his likely destination, according to German football magazine Kicker.

If the transfer figure is accurate, the Parkhead club are standing by for a percentage of the profits on the sell-on fee which could be around the half-a-million-pounds mark.

ROARING SUCCESS…Josip Juranovic was an immediate hit with the Celtic fans after his £2.5million arrival from Legia Warsaw in August 2021.

The 28-year-old right-sided back-four operator became hot property after his performances for his country in the winter World Cup Finals in Qatar, in particular his performance against Brazil’s much-vaunted Vinicius Junior.

There appeared to be a host of suitors for Juranovic, but he chose the Bundesliga outfit, despite apparent interest from Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Premier League duo Chelsea and Manchester United.

Juranovic helped his new team to a fourth-place finish in the top flight, Union’s best season in over three decades.

However, he was an unused substitute as the club kicked off the new campaign with a 4-1 win over Mainz in the German capital and there are reports he will be on his way.

Fulham, who signed ex-Ibrox left-back Calvin Bassey from Ajax for £19million last month, are said to be keen to get the deal pushed through before they travel across the capital to face Arsenal at the Emirates on Saturday.

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