Manchester United have done their due diligence on Celtic ace Josip Juranovic, ahead of a potential January transfer window move to sign him.
That’s according to a report from Sky Sports, who claim Man United signing the Celtic right-back is dependent on whether Erik ten Hag can move on Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Ten Hag is keen to bolster his right-back department at Old Trafford in the January transfer window. Wan-Bissaka is a very good defender, but he doesn’t influence the game enough inside the final third for a club with United’s ambitions.
And the Red Devils are seemingly on the hunt for a real upgrade on the ex-Crystal Palace man.
Manchester United eyeing Josip Juranovic swoop
Ten Hag is reportedly a big fan of the Croatia international and could lodge a bid for him this month if he gets rid of Wan-Bissaka first.
He was sensational for Croatia during the World Cup. Gary Neville described his performances in Qatar as ‘absolutely brilliant’. Juranovic has also been a really solid performer for Celtic this season.
The 27-year-old is incredibly quick along the ground, is tenacious in the tackle, and is apt at bombing up and down the right flank.
Juranovic is as good at defending as Wan-Bissaka, but he’s much better going forward. The only question is whether Man United will be prepared to meet Celtic’s valuation of the defender.
The Daily Mail have claimed that the Scottish giants will demand around £7 million for the Croatian. That seems like excellent value.
If United sign Juranovic in the January transfer window, they will be much stronger as a result.
- Predicted Man Utd line-up vs Nottingham Forest, Kambwala starts
- ‘He’s unstoppable’: Erik ten Hag defends Man Utd winger Antony
- Fresh injury concerns for Ten Hag as Varane, Fernandes & Maguire could miss Forest match
- Man Utd consider Antonio Silva as ideal candidate to strengthen their defence
- Preview: Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United – stats, team news, line-ups
- Man United players requested Sunday off after Fulham loss
- Incoming Man United CEO Omar Berrada already meeting senior executives while on gardening leave
- ‘He’s available’: Erik ten Hag confirms Casemiro is fit to face Nottingham Forest
- Simone Inzaghi on Manchester United radar as enquiries made over Italian manager
- Eric Ramsay leaves Manchester United to become Minnesota head coach