Norwich City have joined the race to sign Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer this summer.
That’s according to a report from The Scottish Sun, who claim that Canaries boss Daniel Farke wants a new centre-back at Carrow Road ahead of the 2021/22 season.
Is Ajer worth more than £10 million?
Norwich sporting director Stuart Webber appears to have a close eye on Ajer ahead of the club’s return to the English top flight, with the 37-year-old watching the Norway international in action in recent weeks.
Ajer, who has missed two league games all season, is valued at £3.6m by Transfermarkt, however, reports earlier this month suggested that Newcastle were preparing an £8m offer, so his actual value is likely much more than £3.6m.
Transfer Tavern take
It seems as if Celtic have a similar situation with Ajer to the one they have with Odsonne Edouard.
The French forward is ready to leave the Hoops over the coming months, regardless of who comes in as the new Celtic manager.
In our view, Celtic may have to cash in on both in the upcoming window, and, in a way, Norwich’s interest could actually help the Bhoys bring in a sizeable fee for the towering centre-back.
The Hoops could be shrewd by playing both Premier League clubs off against each other, which could result in them maximising their profits.
Ajer only cost Celtic £520,000 in 2016, so they look set to make a profit – the question is how much.
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