In the course of a week Moritz Jenz has swapped a title race for a relegation battle.
At the start of the week it seems that his loan deal with Celtic was cut short, this afternoon he was popping up in Germany as a Schalke 04 player. There has still been no comment from Celtic on the move.
The signing of Yuki Kobayashi and his inclusion in the Starting XI against St Mirren and Morton has relegated Jenz down to fourth choice central defender which is no use to the player.
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With Carl Starfelt restored to fitness following the World Cup break Jenz hasn’t had any playing time despite making 19 appearances in the first part of the season.
Those appearances included six Champions League matches but it seems clear that Ange Postecoglou didn’t view the Berlin born defender as essential to his plans going forward.
Schalke are in bottom place in the Bundesliga, losing 6-1 at home to RB Leipzig on Tuesday night.