Swedish report: Celtic could land Mohanad Jeahze for as little as £1.6m

By David Walton

April 28, 2022

Celtic could be able to sign international left-back Mohanad Jeahze for a cheaper fee than first reported, according to Expressen.

Earlier this week, the Scottish Sun claimed that the Hoops were considering a potential £2m move for the Hammarby defender.

However, Expressen reports that Celtic would instead only have to pay between 15m-20m SEK [£1.2m – £1.6m]. It’s expected that Hammarby would accept a fee somewhere in that region, meaning this wouldn’t look like much of a risk for Celtic at all.

MARIBOR, SLOVENIA – 2021/07/29: Martin Milec of Maribor and Mohanad Jeahze of Hammarby are seen in action during the UEFA Europa Conference League Second Qualifying round, Second Leg match between NK Maribor and Hammarby IF at Stadium Ljudski vrt in Maribor. (Final score; NK Maribor 0:1 Hammarby IF). (Photo by Milos Vujinovic/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

It’s also stated by the Swedish newspaper that there has been no concrete bid put in place by Celtic as of yet for the Iraq international. Not too surprising given we’re only in late April of course.

Jeahze has already commented on the speculation. He stated that the only reason he would leave Hammarby is for something he considered a “better” opportunity [Scottish Sun].

Celtic would almost certainly fit that bill. But it remains to be seen if there’s anything substantial to our reported interest.

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It would be interesting to see if Hammarby would accept anything in the region of £1.2m. Given his contract expires in the summer of 2023, that will mean the Swedish outfit will have to consider a fee lower than what they feel his full value is.

Celtic will undoubtedly look for bargains wherever they can get them. Should they make a move for Jeahze, it shouldn’t be considered a project buy. This is a player who has the profile to compete with Greg Taylor and make an immediate mark.

Jeahze is likely just one of a number of options we’re considering too. It won’t be the case that he’s the only one in our thoughts. Ange will have a host of left-back options he’ll be taking a look at. So long as they’re good enough to come straight into the side then fans will have no complaints.

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Celtic likely won’t be going all out to bring in a plethora of reinforcements. That may have been the mission last summer, but this year it’s all about squad tweaking. In addition to that, we need to make sure we keep the current squad in place and ensure all of our best players stay for a shot at the UCL.

But there are areas in which this squad could do with some fine-tuning. Left-back is one of them. So too is the right-wing position. The manager will no doubt have sussed all of this out well before now.

Time will tell whether Jeahze will be one of the names in the door this summer. But it’s certainly looking like a low-cost move if we go down that route.

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