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Simunovic: My medical was perfect Celtic defender rubbishes newspaper reports & hits out at Torino

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Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic has insisted that he is fully fit and focused on doing the job at Celtic after a move to Torino on deadline day collapsed.

The Croatian had travelled to Italy for a medical after both sides had agreed a deal for the player, but reports in the press claimed that the Serie A side tried to change the terms of the deal following medical checks. However, the 22 year old rubbished those claims and stated that his results ‘were perfect’.

In a statement issued via his official Twitter account, the former Dinamo Zagreb defender, said: “A lot has been said in the last few days. I prefer to talk only on the field, but this time I want to say something to the Celtic fans who have always supported me and as a player it mean lot to me. Behind me is a ‘turbulent’ period, starting from injury until transfer to Turin.

“I just want to say that it is not true that I have not passed medical in Turin. Everything was perfect, I am completely healthy and fit! Transfer was not realised because the Torino at the last minute wanted to change the initial agreement with Celtic.

“And most important of all, my head is in Celtic and I am 100 percent focused on the field and the challenges ahead. I am fit, I train with the team, and of course the coach decides when I will start to play. And when I start, I can promise one thing. I’m going to give more than maximum, for Celtic!”

Simunovic has not played for Celtic since January after suffering a knee injury but had resumed training and has now declared himself ready to fight for his place at Celtic.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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