With the Viaplay Cup final coming up next month, SPFL and SFA will ensure that the playing surface of Hampden will remain in the best playing condition. These two governing bodies in Scottish football issued a statement jointly. In that, they assured that they will try and lessen the impact of the weather on the national stadium’s playing surface.
Josip Juranovic is a returning hero for the Celtic team, post the World Cup. Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou is determined not to take up big-game gambles over him. The Croatian international footballer is due to come back to Lennoxtown by the last week of December 2022.
Celtic are set to officially miss out on Bodo/Glimt superstar Ola Solbakken this week, with the forward set to sign a four-year contract with AS Roma ahead of a move to the Italian side in January. According to Il Tempo, the Norweigian attacker has agreed to a contract with Jose Mourinho’s side that will see Solbakken sign for Roma in January, with the Norweigian’s contract with Bodo/Glimt set to expire on December 31st of this year.
Glasgow Rangers have closed the gap on league leaders Celtic in the Scottish Premiership after beating Dundee United at home as they took advantage of the shock defeat handed out to defending champions Celtic by St. Mirren.
Scottish champions Celtic returned to the UEFA Champions League (UCL) scene with defeat following the home loss at the hands of defending champions Real Madrid when the two teams met in Glasgow on Tuesday night. Celtic and Real Madrid are two of the four teams in Group F and they met at Celtic Park earlier this week. Scottish champions Celtic are back in the Champions League for the first time in five seasons.
Holders Celtic have maintained top spot on the Scottish Premiership log following the big away win over Kilmarnock in the latest round of games in the top flight of club football in Scotland. Celtic came into the Kilmarnock game with a perfect record after two wins from two matches and they were able to maintain that perfect record thanks to the 5-0 victory over hosts Kilmarnock.
Edouard Michut has been heavily linked with a move to Celtic recently and the PSG midfielder could be a top signing for Ange Postecoglou’s side. Sky Sports reported earlier this week that the Hoops were trying to sign the 19-year-old in a £2m deal, as Postecoglou looks to bolster his midfield options ahead of the upcoming campaign. In a recent interview with FootballFanCast, journalist Pete O’Rourke shared his thoughts on the potential transfer, saying that he doesn't think it's going to be an easy deal to do but maybe the chance of first-team football and playing in the Champions League is something that could lure Michut to Celtic Park.
Celtic midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi has suffered a fresh injury setback, which will see the 25-year-old miss the start of the new campaign. The Japanese internationalist was first brought to the club by Ange Postecoglou last January as part of a trio of signings arriving from Asia to bolster the squad. Ideguchi was arguably the most intriguing signing of the three due to his previous experience in Europe, and now he had the opportunity to showcase why he deserved a second chance. However, the midfielder suffered a setback just weeks into his Celtic career, picking up a nasty injury in his first start for the club against Alloa Athletic.
Celtic have placed a £15million price tag on Josip Juranovic amid reports linking the Croatian defender with a move to the English Premier League. The versatile full-back, who signed for the Hoops in a £2.5m deal from Legia Warsaw last summer, is reportedly happy to remain at Parkhead because he is a regular starter in Ange Postecoglou’s side. According to Croatian media outlet Germanijak, the 26-year-old international is determined to hold onto his place in the national team for the World Cup in Qatar later this year.
Celtic would only have to pay £800,000 to sign scouted Israeli midfielder Mohammed Abu Fani, The Daily Record reports. As we discussed yesterday, Israeli media have reported that Celtic have scouts in place at Israel’s June internationals to watch the Maccabi Haifa stand-out play alongside Liel Abada. Now, The Record has stated that he would be available for less than £1m if Celtic were indeed keen on adding him to Ange Postecoglou’s squad.