Scottish Premiership giants Celtic are closing in on the signing of young Croatian defender Mario Vuskovic according to the report from SportskeNovosti. It was revealed that the transfer could be confirmed as early as this week.


New Celtic boss Ange Postecoglouhas resumed work officially and his immediate target is to bolster his squad ahead of the new Scottish Premiership season which starts at the end of July. With the former Australian national team manager now confirmed as the new Celtic boss, incomings and outgoings are expected at the club in the coming weeks.

The defence is a priority area of strengthening for Celtic this summer and the Scottish Premiership giants have already made their move by closing in on the transfer of 19-year-old Vuskovic who plays for Hadjuk Split in his native Croatia. Celtic want the deal confirmed this week, while Hadjuk Split are in no rush to complete the deal as reported by the aforementioned media portal.

The move to Celtic is a significant step up for Vuskovicin financial terms with the player expected to earn €700,000 on a yearly basis at the club in comparison to the €85,000 salary he earns at Hadjuk Split at the moment.

Mario Vuskovic is a native of Split in Croatia and he signed for Hadjuk Split from city rivals RNK Split five years ago. He signed for Hadjuk in 2016 and was in the youth team until last season when he established himself in the first team. He had an attacking output of two goals and two assists in 33 matches for his team last season.

Vuskovic could follow in the footsteps of JozoSimunovic and Filip Benkovic in signing for Scottish Premiership team Celtic on the back of being one of the top defenders in the Croatian top flight.