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Celtic can move on from Bitton by signing Jenz

If Ange Postecoglou thought he was going to have a simple ride at Celtic then he must think again.

The Australian coach has had an incredibly stressful start to life with the Hoops, having not been backed sufficiently in the transfer window.

The Bhoys are already no longer in the Champions League and tasted defeat in their opening league clash.

On the chalkboard

Celtic still have plenty of work to do in the transfer market before they can consider themselves genuine contenders for the Premiership title again.

They appear to be a mess at the back once more and after losing Kristoffer Ajer, it’s hardly surprising.

Carl Starfelt was thrown in at the deep end on his debut against Hearts without many minutes under his belt but even he looked shaky.

However, much of the blame in the early stages of the season has been cast towards Nir Bitton. He was inexplicably sent off against Midtjylland in the first leg of European qualification and was questionable at Tynecastle last weekend.

Do you want to see Bitton in defence again?

No way

No way

Definitely

Definitely

Bitton was hardly a reliable figure last season either and has already been described as a “walking joke” in Celtic circles this campaign.

The solution

One way Postecoglou can instantly axe Bitton from his plans is by signing another centre-half.

Stephen Welsh wasn’t favoured last Saturday and with Christopher Jullien still out injured, their options remain relatively unconvincing at the back.

The Hoops have been linked with a move for Lausanne defender Moritz Jenz and by assessing his performances, he’d be a massive upgrade on the Israeli.

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Hailed as a “very dominant” player by The Celtic Analysis, their data showed him to be an extremely impressive centre-back.

The 22-year-old stands at 6 foot 3 and therefore, is a monster in aerial situations.

He ranks in the 88th percentile for aerial duels won while he’s even more impressive on the ground. When it comes to the challenge, Jenz is successful with 79% of his tackles. That puts the German in the 94th percentile for that attribute; a mighty fine statistic.

Jenz is composed in possession of the ball which means he’s close to being the perfect modern-day centre-half.

Bitton has shown recently that he’s a liability, especially when it comes to usurping his opponents. On the other hand, Jenz is assertive and confident; Postecoglou must bring him to Paradise this summer.

AND in other news, Celtic must swerve Buta deal to sign “superb” 19 y/o who’s “extremely dangerous”…

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