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Wolves should be in for Juranovic as report claims two unnamed PL clubs want Croatia World Cup star

Wolves are in need of a new right-back – and Celtic’s Josip Juranovic might just be someone for Wolves officials to consider.

Wanderers have had a bit of an issue with the position this season.

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Both Nelson Semedo and Jonny Castro Otto have struggled for form, and it is undoubtedly the weakest aspect of Wolves’ backline at the moment.

Semedo’s struggles follow him not having a pre-season, because he was recovering from a hamstring injury.

Jonny has looked way off the pace in most games he’s played this term, prompting some to theorise that his two previous knee injuries have caught up with him.

Wolves got linked with Ivan Fresneda last week, suggesting that Julen Lopetegui might be in the market for a new right-back. There have also been suggestions Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Manchester United might be of interest.

But Sky Sports have reported that two unnamed Premier League clubs are showing interest in Juranovic, as well as Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

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Juranovic, 27, was one of Croatia’s standout players at the World Cup, and it seems his performances have placed him in the shop window.

Perhaps Wolves are one of these unnamed clubs.

But if not, then Lopetegui, Fran Garagarza and Matt Hobbs surely ought to enter the race.

Josip Juranovic could reinvigorate the right-back position at Wolves

Juranovic was really impressive in Qatar, helping his nation to finish third at the tournament – although he did not play in the third-place play-off match against Morocco due to injury.

Celtic signed him in the summer of 2021, and at the end of his first season with the club he was named in PFA Scotland’s Team of the Year.

With Barca president Joan Laporta recently suggesting they won’t be able to sign players next month, it’s maybe a chance for Wolves to steal in, although Atletico could be tough competitors.

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It is certainly worth just seeing how much Celtic would demand for Juranovic.

The right-back position is a concern, so if there is potential to land one of Croatia’s best players at this year’s World Cup then Wolves should surely explore.