JOSIP JURANOVIC will be going nowhere in this transfer window – as CQN stated in June.
Atletico Madrid were linked with the impressive Croatian international defender earlier in the summer, but their reported interest was never going to get the green light from Celtic.
Now Premier League big-hitters Chelsea and Manchester United appear to be monitoring the 26-year-old full-back, but they, too, will be wasting their time.
THAT’S MY BHOY…Joe Hart and Josip Juranovic celebrate the 3-1 win over Ross County in Dingwall.
Local media in Juranovic’s homeland have already rejected the notion of the classy back-four performer leaving Celtic just 13 months after joining in a £2.5million switch from Legia Warsaw.
Journalist Ižak Ante Sučić gave the proposed move a no-nonsense and unequivocal “noup” – which translates to nope – on Twitter.
The fans’ favourite, who is under contract to the champions until May 31 2026, enjoyed a convincing debut campaign at Parkhead with the team winning their tenth title in 11 years while he played in both full-back positions during the 2-1 triumph over Hibs in the Premier Sports League Cup on December 19.
HIGHLAND FLING…Moritz Jenz and Josip Juranovic lead the aftermatch party celebrations in Dingwall.
Fees of around the £15million mark have already been reported as Juranovic’s current value, but, although it represents a massive profit on the original outlay, the Hoops hierarchy are unlikely to be tempted while Ange Postecoglou puts together a squad strong enough to continue their success at domestic level while attempting to make an impact in the Champions League.
Juranovic scored six goals in 41 games last time out and has started the season as the man in charge of the No.2 shirt with Scotland international Anthony Ralston on stand-by.