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Union to sign Juranovic as Ryerson replacement

By Peter Vice   @ViceytheSS

Multiple sources are now reporting that 1. FC Union are prepared to sign Croatian international Josip Juranovic as Julian Ryerson's replacement. 
Josip Juranovic
Josip JuranovicIgor Kralj/PIXSELL CC-BY-SA 3.0
Following Julian Ryerson's departure, 1. FC Union Berlin have been in the market for a new full back to serve in Urs Fischer's newly concocted 4-4-2 system. The FCU trainer has stated on record that he had specific plans for Ryerson and taken aback by the fact that one of his projected starters suddenly opted for a change. It now appears that Union's sporting director has taken action to quickly procure a serviceable replacement.

Multiple German media sources are now confirming a Fabrizio Romano report asserting that the Köpenickers are preparing to invest heavily in a replacement. Croatian international Josip Juranovic of Celtic Glasgow is apparently en route to Germany's capital city and will join die Eisernen for a hefty transfer fee. The 27-times-capped international will cost Union approximately €10 million including bonuses.

If true, Juranovic will constitute the most expensive purchase in the club's history. The current Nottingham Forest striker cost the Köpenickers a reported €7.5 million in the summer of 2021. After flipping Awoniyi for a reported €20.5 million this past summer, Union possess enough money to invest in a player of Juranovic's stature. Ryerson's move to Dortmund lined the FCU's pockets with a reported extra €5 million.

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