Report: Celtic have been monitoring Moritz Jenz for a long time
Celtic are interested in signing defender Moritz Jenz from Swiss side Lausanne-Sport, it’s been reported by The Glasgow Times.
The outlet believes Celtic have been monitoring the player for quite a while and are now considering pairing him up with new signing Carl Starfelt.
The Bhoys landing Starfelt is welcome but with Kristoffer Ajer exiting the club and Christopher Jullien still recovering from a long-term injury, another is needed from the transfer market.
Jenz is primarily a centre-back, but can also fill in on the right flank. In Switzerland, he’s been playing as the centrepiece of a back-three.
He made 31 appearances in all competitions last season, helping Lausanne to a mid-table finish.
The defender is German, but came through the Fulham academy and played extensively for their U23 side. That’s probably why he’s been on Celtic’s radar for a long time. We know they’ve been scouting English football extensively over the last few years.
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Jenz finally decided to make the move to Switzerland last summer, signing a three-year deal in August.
The Scottish Sun have reported, despite that contract, he could be available for as little as £1m. By Celtic’s standards these days that’s a relatively risk-free signing, especially if they’ve been monitoring him for a while.
This falls into the more believable realm of Celtic transfer rumours – he’s affordable, has a good profile and has been known to the scouting team. You could easily see this one progressing.
As always though, we keep an open mind and look out for more updates.