Sky Sports journalist Anthony Joseph has dropped a claim regarding the current situation surrounding reported Celtic transfer target Mohanad Jeahze.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Joseph had this to say on the matter.
“They know what Jeahze would want. Jeahze is also quite keen on a move to Celtic, he wants to play in the Champions League obviously.
“But in terms of getting that deal done, if they know the player wants to come, they know he’s not going to command a great fee, they can sit on it for a bit. They know he’s not going to be snapped by others at the moment.”
Back in April, it was reported that the Hoops were looking to secure a reported £2m deal for the Hammarby left-back.
Given the amount of time that has passed since then, it may have been suggested that this deal could be in danger of not happening.
However, with Joseph now providing some clarity on the situation and claiming that the player is keen on making a move to Parkhead, this should be great news for Ange Postecoglou and the club’s hopes of getting the deal done before next season starts.
In those appearances, the 25-year-old has scored three goals and delivered 13 assists along the way, highlighting his attacking talent.
To further show how much of a capable full-back he is, in nine league games this season, Jeahze has made more crosses (46) and more interceptions (19) than any other player at Hammarby, in addition to winning 13 tackles as well.
Taking all of this into account, it’s easy to see why Celtic are after him, but it’s also a surprise to hear from Joseph that the player isn’t likely to be snapped up by any other clubs as things stand.
Moving forward, the best thing for all parties would be if the deal can be completed as soon as possible and the defender then has plenty of time to get settled into the club before the next campaign kicks off.