Celtic accept £10m bid from Bundesliga side Union Berlin for right-back Josip Juranovic; initial fee is understood to be £7.5m plus add-ons; Croatian has been given permission to travel to Germany to complete move; the 27-year-old had been linked with a move to Chelsea
Wednesday 25 January 2023 15:20, UK
Union Berlin have agreed a deal with Celtic worth up to £10m to sign right-back Josip Juranovic.
The initial fee is understood to be £7.5m plus add-ons and the Croatian has been given permission to travel to Germany to complete the move to the Bundesliga side.
The 27-year-old had been a target for Chelsea this January, while Spanish sides Barcelona and Atletico Madrid had also been looking at a move for him.
Celtic had wanted to keep Juranovic in Glasgow and held talks over an improved new contract. However, neither party could reach an agreement before he departed for the World Cup in Qatar.
The former Legia Warsaw defender now looks set to depart the Scottish Premiership side after joining in August 2021 for a reported £2.5m.
Celtic have already announced the signing of Canada right-back Alistair Johnston on a five-year deal.
The Hoops paid an initial fee of £3.5m for the CF Montreal defender, who has already made three appearances for Ange Postecoglou's side since joining at the start of the month.
Who will be on the move this winter? The January transfer window closes at 11pm in England and at midnight in Scotland on Tuesday January 31, 2023.
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