Josip Juranovic ready for Celtic transfer but could be given swan song from Legia Warsaw after managers’ airport summit
Legia Warsaw boss Czeslaw Michniewicz has revealed Celtic have made a deal for Josip Juranovic.
But the Croatian full-back could play for the Poles in their Europa League clash with Slavia Prague on Thursday night before flying to Glasgow.
Michniewicz has admitted news of his impending departure is bittersweet as the player looks to take a step forward by moving to the Scottish Premiership.
But he is disgusted to lose his defender valued at £ 2.5million, with the player being praised for his decision by his teammates.
Michniewicz admitted it made for a strange preparation for their game in the Czech Republic with a final decision on his inclusion due at the eleventh hour.
The Legia blunderer said: “I know the clubs have agreed on the transfer and he is still negotiating his terms.
“I had a preliminary interview with Jura at the airport about the game. He’s ready to play and we’ll make the final decision on Thursday.
“How will this affect the team? Certainly there was some confusion. Many people congratulated him on having a chance to develop at another club.
“But we are also sorry that he is no longer with us. I’m not surprised he’s leaving. The Jura is a very good player but it is sad that he disappears.
Juranovic could be in Glasgow in time for the weekend’s game against St Mirren but will not feature and is not eligible for the return against AZ Alkmaar, which sets him up for a potential Hoops baptism against Rangers at Ibrox.