Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer has been spoken about a lot in the media over the last few months due to speculation linking him with a move away from Glasgow.
The Norway international has attracted interest from numerous sides in Europe, like AC Milan, Manchester City and Real Madrid. He is clearly seen as a player with a lot of potential and quality.
These rumours died down, but there has been a new update on the player and it looks like Celtic will eventually have a fight on their hands to keep him at the club.
What is the latest transfer update on Ajer?
The Serie A side have been long-term admirers of Ajer and considered making a bid to take him to Italy before the end of the window in October. However Ajer is still second on their list behind Fiorentina star Milenkovic
Milan decided against signing a centre back when they couldn’t get Milenkovic before the October 5 deadline, because with just three months until the window opens again there is no need for the Italian giants to panic.
How will this news impact Celtic?
Celtic and Neil Lennon have known for a while that there is interest from Milan. Due to this, the latest update should not massively affect them over this next few months.
Would you sell Ajer?
Their stance, which is the fact that they will let him go only for offers around £20 million, will probably remain the same. Therefore until a club want to pay this price, it is very likely that Ajer will stay at the club.
The 22 year-old has started off the season very well at centre-back, especially in the league. In the Scottish top-flight, he has managed an average of 1.6 tackles, 1.3 interceptions and 2.8 interceptions each game, per WhoScored.
His age and quality highlights that he is a crucial asset for the club, and it is understandable that they have put such a big price-tag on his head.
Hopefully this latest update won’t unsettle him, and he can continue to thrive at the back for Celtic and help the club win yet another title.
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