Dado Prso makes bold comparison between Jozo Simunovic and Bobo Balde

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Former Rangers striker Dado Prso is a big fan of Celtic signing Jozo Simunovic.

Former Rangers striker Dado Prso has hailed his fellow Croatian Jozo Simunovic, following the defender's deadline day move to Celtic, as quoted by The Scottish Sun.

Prso was a focal point of the Rangers side during his three years at the club between 2004 to 2007, scoring 37 goals in 123 games having signed from Monaco.

The giant forward was a well-liked figure at Ibrox, but he has been casting his eye over Old Firm rivals Celtic, after they signed one of his fellow countrymen.

Celtic snapped up Dinamo Zagreb defender Jozo Simunovic on deadline day, with the Croatian international arriving to replace Virgil van Dijk, following the Dutchman's move to Southampton.

Prso is very familiar with what Simunovic can do as a fellow Croatian, and has told The Scottish Sun that he is a big fan of the centre back - and compared him to a defender he personally went up against, Bobo Balde, though Prso believes Simunovic is more technically gifted than the Guinean was.

"Simunovic is a physical defender and a strong guy who is highly rated back home," said Prso. "Technically, he is better than someone like Bobo Balde. Over time he can do well and become a big player for Celtic."

Balde was a big, physical centre back who made himself a firm fan favourite at Celtic Park, racking up 233 appearances for the club, helping them win five league titles in the process.

If Simunovic can get even close to having the same impact as Balde, his move will have been a roaring success - and Prso seems confident that Simunovic will prove to be a great signing for Celtic.

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