Former Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic has received yet another blow in his attempt to find a new club, with a move to Rijeka in his homeland falling through.

As reported by the Scottish Sun, the Croatian side were left unconvinced by the defender’s injury records, with the several problems he has had in the past.

Simunovic spent around five years at the club, joining under Ronny Deila for a fee in the region of £6 million. His time at the club was hit with injury problems after injury problem.

He had good spells in the team, with his best coming during the Invincible season in 2016/17, in which he and Dedryck Boyata blossomed as a defensive partnership. Unfortunately though, when he did go through a good spell, he would either pick up another injury or make a massive mistake.

Surprisingly, he was released this summer with the club not taking up an option of another year, despite being a favourite of Neil Lennon’s squad.

According to reports, this is the 2nd move that has fallen through for the 26-year old due to his injury problems as he was also close to a move to Turkish side Trabzonspor.

Hopefully, he can get his career back on track and put his injuries behind him as he does have the potential to be a good player elsewhere.


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