Schalke 04 have announced the signing of Moritz Jenz on loan from FC Lorient until the end of the season.
The central defender will wear number 25 for S04 and comes with an obligation-to-buy clause should the royal blues avoid relegation from the Bundesliga.
This is the main objective for the club and now Jenz. Schalke are just coming off the back of two defenders where they have scored one and conceded nine.
Prior to his move, the 23-year-old Berlin native has been on loan at Scottish side Celtic this season. Before the World Cup break, Jenz featured heavily for Celtic, playing 19 times and scoring on two occasions. However, head coach Ange Postecoglou is yet to pick him since the restart of the Scottish Premiership.
This is possibly down to the return of Carl Starfelt and the signing of Yuki Kobayashi which has meant Jenz has shifted down in the pecking order.
Schalke have had to be careful with their transfer activity this winter due to their poor financial situation. However, they’re obtaining an experienced yet young defender in Jenz who will certainly help the backline.
“We have signed a quick and reliable centre-back in Moritz, who has been able to prove himself in the Champions League already this season,” explained Peter Knäbel, Schalke’s board member for sport.
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