Vuskovic excluded from Hajduk squad as Celtic move nears, report says


Mario Vuskovic was reportedly excluded from Hajduk Split’s squad yesterday as he prepares to move to Celtic. According to Croatian outlet Sportske, the 19-year-old was rested as he approached a £ 4.5million transfer to Celtic Ange Postecoglou.

Vuskovic was part of the Croatian squad which knocked out England in the Under-21 Euro group stage and most likely sparked the interest of clubs across Europe, the Serie A team. A Torino would have been extremely keen to launch an offer for the talented center-back. However, Celtic are said to be in pole position to sign him due to the full package of around £ 12,000 per week as well as a progression path which the player will certainly like. By all accounts the player is a confident defender and ball player, Vuskovic would certainly suit Celtic’s style of play.

Celtic will likely have another offer from Norwich City this week for Kris Ajer and one would think that if a deal can be made for Ajer, Celtic will move quickly to sign Vuskovic. The club already signed Urhoghide from Sheffield on Wednesday, but Vuskovic is seen more as a first-team-ready player.

While this is only speculation at this point, a move for Vuskovic would certainly be impressive and if left out as a move to Glasgow approaches, it would suggest Celtic are not looking to finish. its business as in past years. However, many won’t really believe some transfer rumors until they see the player holding the scarf up in Heaven.


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