Newcastle United have been urged to sign Kristoffer Ajer from Celtic by Lee Clark.
Speaking to the Daily Record, the former St. James’ Park faithful ace said:
“Kris is an outstanding player and I really feel for the Old Firm because it’s tough for them to compete with smaller clubs in bigger leagues.
“They have such a worldwide fan base and when I managed up there it really hit home how big the two clubs are but they can’t compete financially with the giants in Europe.
“I just hope they can get to the level where they can be competitive in the Champions League and keep a hold of the likes of Kris Ajer.
“Well, maybe not in Kris’s case specifically because he’s been linked with Newcastle United in some north east media outlets!
“So with my Newcastle United fans head on I hope that happens! My mates have all been asking me about him since he was mentioned and I told them if it comes off we’ll be getting a real top player.”
Newcastle should sign Ajer
Ajer should be on the list of transfer targets for the North East club when the summer window comes around, providing that they avoid relegation from the Premier League of course.
The central defender is a senior international for Norway and already has as many as eight trophies to his name, despite being just 22 years of age.
Should Newcastle sign Ajer?
One could certainly question the quality of football in Scotland compared to England, but it shows that he possesses a winning mentality, an attribute that would certainly be useful on Tyneside.
Ajer has also performed very well in helping his team to those successes, winning no fewer than 5.8 of his duels per game in the Scottish Premiership so far in the 2020/21 term, as well as averaging 3.3 clearances, 1.4 interceptions and 1.3 tackles a game, keeping 13 clean sheets in the process (Sofascore).
With a six-foot-four frame as well, the towering centre-back should have no problems at all adapting to the physical nature of the English top flight.
Nonetheless, Ajer is certainly a player that Steve Bruce’s team should be keeping an eye on.
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