Atlético Madrid interested in Celtic right-back Josip Juranović

Atlético Madrid are interested in signing Celtic right-back Josip Juranović, according to Sky Sports.

The Croatia international impressed under Ange Postecoglu in the Scottish Premiership last season as Celtic claimed the league title.

Atlético want to add a right-back to their squad with Šime Vrsaljko set to join Greek giants Olympiacos.

Juranović, 26, scored six goals in 41 appearances in all competitions during the 2021-22 campaign.

As reported by AS, Vrsaljko will join Olympiacos this week and is set to fly to Athens on Tuesday or Wednesday to complete his medical before joining the team on their pre-season camp in Austria.

Atlético have felt the loss of Kieran Trippier at right-back after his departure in January. Vrsaljko and Daniel Wass have struggled to make the position their own under Diego Simeone.

Marcos Llorente was most used by Simeone at right-back, but it is not his natural position and he loses his attacking threat when played in defence.


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