Celtic: Moritz Jenz provides update on Hoops future
Celtic centre-back Moritz Jenz admits his future at Parkhead is up in the air, with his representatives set to discuss his next step ahead of the summer.
The Lowdown: Jenz’s season so far
The 23-year-old joined the Hoops on loan from Lorient last year and has proven to be a good servant for the club during his short stint to date.
Jenz has started ten matches in the Scottish Premiership this season, with manager Ange Postecoglou describing him as ‘great’ on his debut earlier in the campaign.
The German’s temporary move to Celtic could become permanent in the summer, although that will be dependent on whether or not Postecoglou sees him as a long-term part of his squad.
The Latest: Defender gives update on future
Speaking to RBB 24 [via Sport Witness], Jenz claimed he is happy at Parkhead, suggesting he wants to join permanently moving forward:
“I’ve felt really at home here since the first day. I lived in England for eight years, it’s similar there. I like the people; they are just very nice. I also like the weather, although it rains a lot and it’s cold.
“It’s a really cool city with a lot of options. When you play for a club like Celtic, you just can’t complain. It’s hard to say (about his future) because it’s still relatively early. My agent and the club representatives will discuss that.
“I’m relatively happy at Celtic and it’s really fun here. Every day is a dream. I hope it can continue like this in the long term. We’ll see what happens. I just keep going full throttle for Celtic.”
The Verdict: Best to keep hold of him
While Cameron Carter-Vickers and Carl Starfelt are first choice for Celtic at centre-back, Jenz has been impressive in his own right, averaging 2.4 aerial duel wins per game in the league.
Jenz is a strong squad player who provides Postecoglou with options and depth, so the Hoops should certainly consider signing him once this season reaches its conclusion.
At 23, he should only improve as his game becomes more rounded, too, so it is a no-brainer for Celtic, as they look to challenge both domestically and in Europe in the coming years.