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Report: £5m-rated star left out of squad as he 'prepares for Celtic transfer'

Sportske Novosti claim that Hajduk Split manager Jens Gustafsson left Mario Vuskovic out of his squad over the weekend, as he ‘prepares for a Celtic transfer’. The talented teenager is a target for the Hoops. Now, the report says he is on his way, after missing the game.

Hajduk Split saw off Greek side Aris 3-1 in a pre-season friendly, but 19-year-old Vuskovic was left out of the squad. That is, despite being a regular over the last 18 months. He played 33 of his 44 Hajduk Split matches during 2020-21, helping his side finish in a solid fourth position in the PRVA Liga.

The Daily Record claim that Vuskovic is worth £5million. While it remains to be seen if Celtic will pay such a figure, Ange Postecoglou’s side are closing in on a deal. Now, after being left out of his side’s pre-season friendly win, SN say he is preparing to join Celtic.

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Celtic transfer news: Vuskovic would be a very solid signing

Not only a player with massive potential, with plenty of first-team game time already – but Vuskovic has enormous resale value. Signing him for £5million, Vuskovic could impress at Parkhead – and then sold for a much bigger fee.

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Celtic have seen a £4.3million offer thrown back already, but that £5million will be enough. With the Hoops losing Shane Duffy and potentially Kris Ajer too, a centre-back is a must for the Hoops. Vuskovic is a good start. But plenty more signings should be on the radar for the Scottish giants.

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In other Celtic transfer news aside from Vuskovic, the Hoops are set to miss out on Mat Ryan – who is closing in on a move to Real Sociedad.

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