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Celtic: Frank McAvennie ‘delighted’ by Moritz Jenz transfer update

Celtic: Frank McAvennie ‘delighted’ by Moritz Jenz transfer update -Celtic News

Former Celtic frontman Frank McAvennie has revealed his ‘delight’ after on-loan defender Moritz Jenz hinted at a permanent move to Parkhead. 

The lowdown: ‘Long-term’

Signed from French Ligue 1 outfit Lorient on a season-long loan with an option to buy, Jenz has already made himself a fan favourite at Celtic Park with a goal in each of the two opening Scottish Premiership fixtures.

The 23-year-old German central defender was formerly part of the Fulham youth system and is looking to rekindle a stalling career north of the border.

Albeit currently only a temporary stay, Jenz has already suggested a ‘long term’ stay in Glasgow could be on the cards and one heavily invested pundit has reacted joyously…

The latest: ‘He wants to stay’

Speaking to Football Insider, ex-Hoops striker McAvennie has given his verdict on the possibility of Jenz extending his stay.

He said: “Jenz has already said he wants to stay beyond his loan period. It just shows you the influence of the fans. That can only be good for Celtic.

“And he looks the part. I’m delighted. I kept saying last year that they needed a strong centre-half and he looks as if him and [Cameron] Carter-Vickers is going to be a good partnership.”

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The verdict: Fingers crossed

Celtic have an impressive recent track record of persuading impressive loan stars to stay beyond their initial spell having landed Jota and Cameron Carter-Vickers on a permanent basis this summer.

Having seemingly ousted Stephen Welsh in the pecking order, the Berlin-born talent has made a strong start to life as part of the Lennoxtown ranks.

Whilst it remains early days, with an outstanding average Sofascore rating of 7.55 whilst winning 5.5 duels per game and completing 85 per cent of all passes, Ange Postecoglou could be excused for beginning to consider the prospect of tying down the 6 foot 2 centre-back beyond this season.

Hailed for a ‘great’ debut performance against Ross County by the Bhoys’ boss, the £2.25million valued youngster seems to have acclimatised himself with ease to life in Scotland and McAvennie is right to be pleased with the prospect Jenz become a Celtic player long term.


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