Newcastle United have reportedly enquired about a potential move to sign Kristoffer Ajer from Celtic, according to CaughtOffside.
As per the news outlet, the Parkhead faithful are preparing for the Norway international to leave in the summer transfer window, with Norwich City also registering an interest in signing him.
The desire for both teams to sign Ajer is ‘strong’ and he is expected to leave Glasgow as he only has one year left on his contract, so it may just be a matter of who makes the better offer to the Hoops.
Newcastle should sign Ajer
The St. James’ Park faithful should certainly try and bring the big central defender to the North East and thus fend off the competition from the Canaries.
Should Newcastle sign Ajer?
Standing at six-feet-six-inches tall, he should have no problems whatsoever in adapting to both the physical and aerial demands of the Premier League, and he certainly has not struggled defensively in the Scottish Premiership so far in the 2020/21 term, winning no fewer than 5.8 of his duels while also averaging 3.4 clearances, 1.4 interceptions and 1.3 tackles per game, helping the Celts keep a mammoth 15 clean sheets in the process (Sofascore).
Former Tyneside club ace Lee Clark, who managed Ajer during a loan spell at Kilmarnock, dubbed him as an ‘outstanding’ player back in March, which is certainly high praise, and there seems to be no doubt that he would give Steve Bruce a great option to use in the heart of the defence.
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