StokeonTrent Live has claimed that ‘media outlets in Scotland’ are speculating over Moritz Bauer’s move to Celtic becoming permanent.
The 27-year-old joined the hoops on a season long loan at the end of August but has had his hopes of regular football halted by the sudden emergence of Jeremie Frimpong.
Bauer appears to offer perfect experienced cover at right-back but converting the move into a permanent deal on EPL wages seems highly unlikely.
Stoke signed the Austrian internationalist from Rubin Kazan in January 2018 but since then they have lost their EPL status and are now onto their fourth manager with Michael O’Neill recently appointed.
StokeonTrent Live reports:
Stoke City’s hopes of offloading Moritz Bauer – for a pretty penny with a bit of luck – appear to have received a major boost from north of the border. Many media outlets in Scotland are speculating that Celtic could look to make Bauer’s loan move permanent. And that despite the 27 year-old Austrian international only starting five senior games for the Hoops.
As well as Frimpong, Celtic have high hopes for Lee O’Connor who made his full international debut for Ireland against New Zealand last month.
Should Celtic make Bauer a permanent signing
Yes, he adds options in defence
No, we have other, better options
Bauer is doing exactly the job that he was brought in for but with two emerging options at right-back paying a transfer fee and top wages for a 28-year-old (Bauer will be 28 in January) seems highly unlikely.