Jozo Simunovic may have accidentally came clean to telling fans where his future lies.

The Croatian centre-half has emerged as a surprise stopper in recent matches.

The once want-away defender told the press that the squad wants caretaker boss Neil Lennon to stay.

Does that mean Simunovic is staying next year too?

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The 24-year old has had his ups and downs since joining The Bhoys from Dinamo Zagreb in 2015.

Jozo Simunovic playing for Dinamo Zagreb. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

A whole host of injury worries and being pushed out the team several times has left his future in the air.

He even tried to sign for Torino before the Serie A club pulled out at the last minute a couple of years ago.

However, it looks like Simunovic is Lennon’s choice alongside another standout in Kristoffer Ajer.

His fellow countryman Filip Benkovic was the main man in defence in the first half of the season but injury has seen to it that he hasn’t got a run in the team since his return.

 

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Dedryck Boyata is in the final year of his contract with Celtic. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Hoops support has often been called fickle but this would really take the biscuit as some fans would have been panicking at the thought of losing Dedryck Boyata and Benkovic this summer.

Simunovic wants Neil Lennon

On the other hand, it could still be the case that the now Bosnian international still wants to leave.

He has been handed this opportunity to play and is running with it in hope another club picks him up.

Simunovic only has a year left on his contract so his future is in doubt anyway.

Jozo Simunovic is excelling in recent games. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

The Hoops may sell him to get something back on the reported £5 million they paid for him.

Or it could be that he fears his place in the squad could drop further and is playing for his life.

Lennon is giving him his chance and it seems that it’s rubbing off on him as he wants the Irishman to remain.

He told The Sun: “Things are going really well. It is all good. It’s not just me, I think the other players want it to happen too.”

This can be his biggest hint yet that he wants to stay, but will the club back their man?