Nothing makes sense about the reports that Manchester United and Chelsea are considering a bid for Josip Juranovic. It is just less than a year since the player signed for Celtic. For much of that time he played at left back, a position he had never played before and did not enjoy.
33 starts across domestic and European football later, precious few of them in his favourable position, he has two of the highest spenders in European football keen, after Atletico Madrid were supposedly interested? While he was an important part of the story last season, his impact was significantly less than at least four other new arrivals. I’m not seeing the evidence leading to such interest.
What we know for sure is that this publicity is disruptive. I am also sure the newspapers reporting did not make the story up, there is a source of the disruption. Jura will move on eventually, but it would take a spectacular bid to convince Celtic that time was now. In the meantime, all they can do is try to disuade the disrupter.
Good luck to Dundee United in Alkmaar tonight. I suspect they are not ready for the challenges of away games in Europe, but reaching the Conference playoff round would be a huge achievement. It would also give them a chance of stemming the flow or red ink all over their accounts.