Celtic fans get the perfect chance to compare Johnston and Juranovic; tasty meeting set

By Hamish Carton

November 25, 2022

It seems increasingly likely that Celtic will move for Alistair Johnston, as Ange Postecoglou plots further January reinforcements.

As we told you earlier, more reports are emerging about the Canada and Montreal right-back, with Fabrizio Romano tweeting about the prospect of a deal early this morning.

The other part of the story, not being spoken about as much, is what the deal would mean for Josip Juranovic.

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The former Legia Warsaw defender has long been the subject of interest from other clubs, with recent reports suggesting Celtic are expecting interest during the upcoming winter transfer window.

So if it is Johnston in and Juranovic out, who is better? If both are at Celtic come February, the same question exists.

Well, luckily for us Celtic fans, we may not have to wait too long to get an indication. Sunday at 4pm to be exact.

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The pair of right-backs are set to square off in World Cup Group F in two days time, as Juranovic’s Croatia take on Johnston’s Canada in Doha.

Given that both played the entirety of their side’s openers on Wednesday, we can expect to see them on Sunday too.

So who will come out on top? Given that it’s a big match for both countries too, it promises to be a tasty match.

It’s one we’ll be keeping our eye on for sure.

In other news, Juranovic has been speaking to Luka Modric about Celtic