Bhoys defender on Lille radar

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Reports claim Celtic are bracing themselves for a £5million offer from Lille for defender Jozo Simunovic.

Reports claim Celtic are bracing themselves for a £5million offer from Lille for defender Jozo Simunovic.

The 24-year-old joined the Scottish giants from Dinamo Zagreb in his homeland in September 2015 but hasn’t been able to tie down a regular starting berth.

He started just 16 league games in 2018-19, scoring twice, and could be handed the chance to further his career in France.

Simunovic started both legs of Celtic’s Champions League qualifier against FK Sarajevo but his time at Celtic Park may be coming to an end.

The Sun claims Lille have been monitoring his situation and are preparing a £5million offer in order to try and tempt Celtic into a sale.

Celtic aren’t likely to accept the initial approach and will fight to keep hold of the Croatia international after already losing Dedryck Boyata, Filip Benkovic, Mikael Lustig and Emilio Izaguirre this summer.

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