We are a week away from the January transfer window closing and there are still some bargains out there, including a Croatian defender who only a few years ago played in a World Cup final.
As you would expect after a very successful World Cup in Qatar there has been lots of rumours around Croatian players. The biggest move probably so far was Union Berlin signing Croatia right back Josip Juranović from Scottish champions Celtic. It might not have been the most glamourous transfer, but it was however the biggest ever transfer paid by Union Berlin in history.
Currently, the most expensive Croatian without a contract is Šime Vrsaljko, who, according to Transfermarkt, is worth four million euros, and left Olympiacos and is looking for a new club. Vrsaljko played in the World Cup final in Moscow in 2018 and after a long career with Atlético Madrid moved to Olympiacos, but after only nine games left the club in mutual agreement. He earned a total of 52 caps for Croatia.
Right behind him is Filip Bradarić, another player who played in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but he is injured and has a long recovery ahead of him. Then there is Ante Majstorović, the 29-year-old stopper who left Osijek for 3.3 million euros and went to China.
And the list doesn't stop there, there are still plenty of famous names without a club. Jozo Šimunović left Dinamo for 7.5 million euros and went to Celtic, but injuries prevented him from making a bigger career.