Ten Hag’s shock move for £15m Croatian star after Brentford lost

Xorkpe Sosu
By Xorkpe Sosu
Ten Hag £15m Josip Juranovic
Josip Juranovic

Journalist Dean Jones claims that Josip Juranovic, who has been linked to Manchester United, is a “very real option” for the team this summer.

The Red Devils have had a terrible start to the new campaign after losing to Brighton & Hove Albion on the opening day and then receiving a 4-0 beating from Brentford on Saturday.

Erik ten Hag looks to continue the rebuilding of his defense following the signings of Tyrell Malacia and Lisandro Martinez, the Red Devils have been linked with a surprise move for the Celtic defender recently.

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Juranovic, according to a recent Daily Mail article, has caught United’s attention as Ten Hag looks to bolster his first-team right-back roster.

It is rumored that the Old Trafford team is now seriously considering making a move for the Croatian international, who is expected to cost more than £15 million and has four years left on his current contract.

Last season, Juranovic was a reliable defender, contributing 7.6 ball recoveries per 90 minutes in the league.

In addition, he has a 32.32% Crossing accuracy, which is exceptionally good, especially for fullbacks.

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Prior to the transfer market closing on September 1st, Juranovic was said to be “anticipated to depart” Celtic, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano in June.

There may be a fierce bidding war for the versatile full-back, according to Sky Sports writer Lyall Thomas, who also said that Atletico Madrid, a Spanish powerhouse, is interested in signing him.

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