Celtic are reportedly considering a move for £1m-rated defender Moritz Jenz. The 22-year-old was born in Berlin but moved to London and into Fulham’s Youth Academy. The player spent five years at Craven Cottage before deciding to move to Swiss side FC Lausanne-Sport on a permanent deal.
According to The Sun, Celtic are looking to make a move for the highly-rated German. The report says that the player, who has two years left on his current deal with the top-flight Swiss team, is said to be sold this summer. Jenz can play at centre-back as well as right-back and would offer Ange Postecoglou some cover and versatility in key areas of the park.
Postecoglou scouts are reportedly looking at Rennes’ Brandon Soppy, Antwerp’s Aurelia Buta, Sheffield United’s George Baldock and Nathan Byrne of Derby County. The right-back position is grossly understaffed with Anthony Ralston and Lee O’Connor the only two capable of stepping in to play that role. Ralston will be expecting to continue next Wednesday and whilst he is a capable enough squad player, he is not good enough going forward.
You would expect an established right-back to be alongside a goalkeeper on Postecoglou’s wishlist for the next few weeks while his team continues to take shape. Postecoglou has added Liel Abada (RW), Osaze Urhoghide (CB) and Kyogo Furuhashi (ST) with Starfelt (CB) arriving as the lastest signing. The club have also been linked with Kristijan Lovric (LW) from HNK Gorica for £5m. Fraser Forster is once again being linked with a loan move but the manager may have some of his own targets in mind.