An update has emerged on Lausanne defender Moritz Jenz, regarding Celtic’s interest in his services.
What’s the talk?
According to the Scottish Sun, Celtic are interested in signing the centre-back as Ange Postecoglou attempts to bolster his defensive options ahead of next season.
The report claims that Brighton are also preparing a £20m bid for Hoops forward Odsonne Edouard, which could free up funds for the Australian to make improvements to his team.
Should Celtic sign Jenz?
Fans would love it
Celtic must seal a deal for Jenz this summer to bolster their ranks as he could be a solid addition to Ange Postecoglou’s squad. The 6ft 2 gem impressed in the Swiss league and could be ready to make the move over to Scotland to come in and help the Hoops challenge Rangers for the title next term.
Last season, Jenz averaged an excellent SofaScore rating of 6.95 for Lausanne. SofaScore rating him the same (71) for defending quality and higher (63-58) than Kristoffer Ajer for tactical intelligence. The recently departed Norweigan has left a gaping hole at the back for the Hoops and it is one that Jenz could now come in and fill, with these statistics suggesting that he could be of a similar level. Although, it is impossible to gauge the difference in quality between the leagues and whether or not he would be able to adapt to Scottish football.
One impressive statistic that Jenz ended the 2020/21 campaign with was that he only made one direct error leading to a goal in 30 matches. This shows that he is not prone to making blunders at the back and could, therefore, come in as a reliable and solid defender for fans to enjoy watching. It would not be ideal to bring in a centre-back who is used to regularly giving up easy shots on goal, as that would make them a liability in the back four and frustrate supporters.
He also has plenty of room for development. At the age of 22, he is still in the infancy of his professional career and he could be a player who is able to improve over the course of his time at the club, rather than arriving as the finished article. This is why fans would love to him arrive at the club and Celtic must swoop for the defender this summer and add him to their squad for the short and the long term.