Legia Warsaw boss Czes?aw Michniewicz watched Josip Juranovic score a wonder goal against Slavia Prague but is resigned to going into the second leg without the Croatian defender.
Legia enjoyed a very credible 2-2 draw away to the Czech champions but they will have to find a replacement right-back to steer his side into the group stage where Celtic, or Alkmaar could be waiting.
Legia Warsaw manager Michniewicz on Juranovic to Celtic after #UEL result: “From what he told me, Juranovic has not signed any documents yet, but I would not expect any twists & turns. As for the transfer amount, whether it is a lot or a little, I do not want to comment”#Celtic https://t.co/3WTuYdLESW
— Sacha Pisani (@Sachk0) August 19, 2021
It seems that Juranovic’s transfer was sealed when Legia were knocked out of the Champions League last week, with a fee of 3-4m euros being reported Celtic seem to be getting exceptional value.
The 26-year-old won’t be eligible to play in Celtic’s Europa League tie in Alkmaar next week but all being well with his medical he should be available for the Glasgow derby at Ibrox.
It’s unlikely that Juranovic will replace Tony Ralston for that match but after the international break it appears that Ange Postecoglou will have two quality options for what was a problem position when he first arrived at Celtic.