Celtic will always have to deal with the eventuality that any stand out players will want to move on eventually, so it’s important the club let things happen on their own terms and make as much money as possible.
Kristoffer Ajer has been a stand out at times this season, but it’s also fair to say that he is prone to mistakes so he isn’t the finished article just yet.
Despite that, he is very good on the ball and even has the ability to cause damage in the final third if he makes it that far up the field, and big teams are willing to overlook defensive weaknesses if a player has technical quality.
A report from Football Insider has hinted at some bad news for Celtic, so there’s a big decision to be made.
They state that he’s rejected an offer of £25k per week to sign a new contract, and his agent has even made noises about him leaving this Summer.
If all of that is true then it might be worth the club just cashing in and moving on, but only if they get at least the £25m that saw Kieran Tierney leave last Summer according to The BBC.
A lot might depend on which clubs are interested in him, Leicester will always be mentioned thanks to Brendan Rodgers but his style could be better suited to a more technical league like Serie A.
That would leave the club desperately needing a replacement, with Jozo Simunovic looking shaky and Nir Bitton isn’t a long term option.
In some ways it’s good that this news has broken now so the club can start to look at possible replacements, but it will be interesting to see what happens with Ajer in the Summer.
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