Bauer completes Celtic move
Celtic have confirmed they have signed defender Mortiz Bauer on a season-long loan deal from Stoke City.
The 27-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at the bet365 Stadium, and he has now been given a chance to reignite his career in Scotland.
Bauer, an Austria international, signed for Stoke in 2018 and he made 23 appearances for the Potters after leaving Rubin Kazan.
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Boss Neil Lennon still has a few more days left to sign new players before the September 2 deadline and Bauer is confident he can make an impact at Celtic Park.
He told the club’s official website: “I’m really, really looking forward to it. I know about the stadium, the historical Celtic Park, and I hope that I can win trophies here and have a very successful season.
“It’s a massive club with a big history and when you see the stadium from the outside and the players there who have already worn the jersey – they are big names.
“I love being here and having the target of being first as I like that pressure. There are players here who have already won titles, and it’s a big opportunity for me to learn from them and grow as a player as I hope to be part of a successful team.”
Bauer is now set to compete with Kristoffer Ajer for the right-back spot after Zenit St Petersburg pulled out of the race to sign the Norwegian.