Celtic centre-back Moritz Jenz could leave Parkhead before the end of the month, according to Sky Sports reporter Anthony Joseph.
The 23-year-old is on loan from Lorient until the end of the season, and the Hoops have an option to buy, but Joseph says the defender’s time in Scotland could be cut short so he can join a club in Germany on a permanent basis:
Celtic defender Moritz Jenz could leave the club in this window.
The 23-year-old, who is on a season-long loan from Lorient, is understood to be exploring his options.
A number of clubs in Germany are interested in Jenz. pic.twitter.com/uwd4L35GIh
— Anthony Joseph (@AnthonyRJoseph) January 20, 2023
While many fans on Twitter are surprised by this latest development, most trust manager Ange Postecoglou’s judgement on the matter:
Disappointed by this. I thought he was good at Celtic
— mike 🍀 (@trumpisamutant) January 20, 2023
A shame but manager reckons he has an upgrade in
— Elior Kersnibs Esq (@EliorEsq) January 20, 2023
Decent player, but Ange knows best.
— Mark Lucas 🤟 (@SamiGod9) January 20, 2023
Would be a shame to see him leave. Had hoped we would sign him outright.
Very good player, & likeable big guy.
— 🤘R4tser ラット 🐈⬛ (@R4tser) January 20, 2023
Goes 4th choice after kobayashi so makes sense to let him go now and give lawal a chance to get some game time
— Brian D (@briand196721) January 20, 2023
Was hoping he stayed
— Hamish🍀🏴 (@Hamishm93) January 20, 2023
I think he’s really good but it’s his choice…I think he wants to be #1
— Felix Bhoy (@FelixFitzsimmo1) January 21, 2023
Sad but makes sense
— logan bolingoli 🏳️🌈 (@RealLoganMac) January 20, 2023
Yuki Kobayashi’s arrival from Vissel Kobe has pushed Jenz down the pecking order to fourth-choice centre-half and the player will likely be open to moving to a team where he can get more game time.
Things have certainly not too turned out as aspected for the German. He was praised for his early season performances and there was a lot of talk about Celtic triggering their purchase clause but it seems his future now lies away from the Scottish champions.