Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic is in talks to make a shock switch from Croatia to Bosnia, according to a report on the Daily Record.

The 22-year-old centre-back has represented Croatia at all youth levels starting from under 14s and  was called up to the full squad two years ago but had to pull out due to an injury which means he has still not made an international appearance for them.

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Simunovic has links with Bosnia and he has contacted the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina about a nationality switch as he feels he could be more involved in the first team with them.

The Bosnian national management team are keen to convince the Celtic man to change allegiances and the player is ready to complete the paperwork as he is frustrated with the lack of opportunities given to him by Croatia, despite him being one of the key figures in Celtic’s domestic treble last season.

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The centre-back has been a favourite of manager Brendan Rodgers since he arrived and started 24 times for the Scottish side on their road to the league title.

Simunovic netted once but it was his concentration in defence which won him many plaudits throughout the season.