Moritz Jenz, second time lucky as Celtic look likely to sign German defender

Moritz Jenz could finally make the move to Celtic one year after we reported on initial interest on the defender on The Celtic Star. And reports this evening emerging from France is that the deal is done and the player will be joining Celtic shorty.

“After a short season in Lorient where he never managed to really win, Moritz Jenz will seek to relaunch his young career in Scotland. The German central defender who arrived last summer from Lausanne Sport is leaving for Celtic Glasgow. He will not have succeeded in convincing Régis Le Bris, the new coach of Merlus. The nature of the transaction between the two clubs has not yet filtered. Jenz (23) is under contract with FCL until 2026.” highly respected French outlet L’Equipe reports this evening (that’s a Google translate incidentally but you will get the drift).

Last July we reported that Celtic were considering a move for £1m-rated defender Moritz Jenz. The 23-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.

Celtic were clearly looking to make a move for the highly-rated German before the defender moved to France to join Lorient, however that has not been a successful move and the player now looks to be heading to Celtic. 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.

It’s not clear if this is a loan deal or a permanent transfer although you would imagine the the formula used to bring in Cameron Carter Vickers and Jota last season might be the way Celtic go this time around.

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