Sky Sports journalist Anthony Joseph has shared a behind-the-scenes claim regarding Celtic’s reported interest in signing Hammarby left-back Mohanad Jeahze.
What’s the talk?
Back in April, it was reported that the Hoops were looking to secure a £2m deal for the full-back.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Joseph had the following to say on the matter.
“They’ve already approached Mohanad Jeahze at Hammarby, and talks progressed to an advanced stage is what I was told.
“They haven’t gone any further yet, that doesn’t mean the deal is off the cards, it just means nothing has progressed any further.”
Worrying news for Postecoglou
Having spent his entire career in Sweden, the defender joined Hammarby back in August 2020 after leaving Mjallby AIF.
Since then, the 25-year-old has made 63 appearances for his current side across all competitions, scoring three goals and delivering 13 assists along the way.
With nine league games to his name this season, Jeahze currently has more crosses (46) and interceptions (19) under his belt than any other player at Hammarby, as well as the third-highest number of tackles won (13), demonstrating how good he is at both ends of the pitch.
It demonstrates why the Bhoys have taken an interest in the player and why they have been in talks with the Swedish club to take him off their hands.
It’s also why a lack of progression in talks to land the player is worrying news for those of a Celtic persuasion.
Would you like to see Celtic sign Mohanad Jeahze?
While there is still plenty of time left before the summer transfer window closes, it’s safe to assume that the Hoops manager would want to see any deal they aim to complete done as soon as possible.
With a previous report from The Athletic suggesting the Hoops are looking to get current left-back Boli Bolingoli off their books on a permanent basis this summer, if they manage to do that, this would only make their need to bring a new full-back in greater and potentially ramp up the pressure to secure Jeahze’s signature.
If the club are eager to bring the Hammarby star to Parkhead, then they should be doing all they can to get the deal finalised so they can then move on to other areas of the squad they may want to sign players for.
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