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Burnley to consider bid for Celtic centre-back Jozo Simunovic

Burnley appear to have a genuine interest in signing Celtic centre-back Jozo Simunovic this summer.

According to the football transfer rumours in British Media (The Scottish Sun), Burnley will consider bid for Celtic centre-back Jozo Simunovic.

The Bosnia-Herzegovina international has joined Celtic from Dinamo Zagreb for a fee in the region of 7.5 million euros in September 2015. The 23-year-old has a valid contract with Celtic until June 2020.

Since his arrival from Dinamo Zagreb, Jozo Simunovic has scored two goals and provided two assists in 57 games for Celtic.


Jozo Simunovic
Jozo Simunovic


Jozo Simunovic has represented Croatia at Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 48 caps and scoring two goals.

Adding a centre-back remains Burnley’s top priority this summer and Sean Dyche will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming days.

The report claims that Burnley manager has extensively scouted Jozo Simunovic and is considering a move for the centre-back.

Jozo Simunovic has been long term target of Sean Dyche as the manager look to bolster his defensive options for the next season.




Burnley are in the market for just a handful of statement signings this summer who can improve the first-team.

According to the report in British Media, Burnley are readying a 12 million euros bid for Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic to replace Michael Keane. Brendan Rodgers won’t want to lose the Bosnian centre-back but Burnley hope to tempt Simunovic with Premier League football.

How strong that interest is and whether Burnley will make a summer move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.


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