Josip Juranović is having the season of his life!
The 26 year-old right-back has been a gem for Celtic since arriving in August, and has been one of the Scottish Premiership’s best players this season. Juranović has already scored four goals since joining Celtic from Legia Warsaw, proving that he can be a dangerous attacking asset down the flank. He’s averaging a fantastic 7.25 SofaScore match rating this season.
On his ‘Here We Go’ podcast, Fabrizio Romano reported that Premier League side, Leicester City, are extremely interested in signing Juranović this summer. Leicester manager, Brendan Rodgers, recently traveled to Glasgow himself to watch the right-back in live action. Romano later stated that several other European clubs have their eye on Juranović as well. Everything Celtic (@aboutceltic) claims that the club is unlikely to accept any bid less than 15 million euros for Juranović.
Juranović has been excellent on both ends of the pitch this year. The right-back pocketed Rangers’ star winger Ryan Kent in Celtic’s previous match against their bitter rival last week, and has quickly become a fan favorite at Celtic Park. In the Scottish Premiership, Juranović has committed no errors leading to a shot or a goal, completed 86% of his passes, and has played equal minutes at the left and right-back role. He would fit the Premier League beautifully due to his speed, offensive ability, and diverse style of play on the field.
Juranović will be a key defender for the Vatreni for years to come. He has solidified his starting role with the squad, leaving Croatian supporters with little to worry about for 5+ years (as long as he stays healthy). Juranović deserves a move to the world’s greatest league, and he should shine in England from the second he steps foot in Leicester; if it happens. For now, we can enjoy another six months of him dominating the Scottish league and raising his transfer value.