‘The biggest club in Scotland’ – Moritz Jenz makes sensational Celtic claim


Celtic were expected to bring in a centre-back this summer, with Christopher Jullien struggling to see through Ange Postecoglou’s plans. Many fans were disappointed, however, when the Hoops signed Moritz Jenz on a season-long loan from Ligue 1 side Lorient. The German defender comes out of a difficult campaign.

Jenz was also linked with Celtic last summer but ended up at Lorient instead. There he struggled for playing time, despite the French club going through a tough campaign and barely managing to stay in Ligue 1. According to Transfermarkt stats, he made 18 appearances and played 1473 minutes of football in total.

While fans may not have been thrilled with Jenz’s signing, his comments upon joining surely must have endeared him to the majority of support. He declared Celtic the biggest club in Scotland and admitted he was hoping for something long term.

As reported by Celtic’s official website, he said:

“Celtic are a big name in Europe, and they’re the biggest club in Scotland. Obviously everyone dreams of playing for a big club and competing for trophies, and the appeal of the fans, the atmosphere in the stadium, so I’m really looking forward to it.

“I hope it will be a long term thing because for me it is a dream, and I hope I can do my best for the club and do well. Wherever you go you have to make an impact fast and be 100% ready.

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Jenz is currently on loan for a season from Lorient, but Celtic have a purchase option included in the deal. This type of deal worked brilliantly for them last season, with Jota and Cameron Carter-Vickers. Fans are hoping the German defender can have a similar impact as well.

Just because it didn’t work for him at Lorient doesn’t mean it won’t work at Celtic. He showed a lot of promise during his time in Switzerland with Lausanne-Sport.

Ange Postecoglou has done a brilliant job when it comes to signing players who fit his system. It remains to be seen if Jenz falls into this category. At this point, you wouldn’t expect him to be a starter anyway, with Carter-Vickers and Carl Starfelt holding those spots.


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