Kris Ajer has admitted that it is likely that he will likely be leaving Celtic this summer. The central defender is on international duty with Norway and told the media that due to his contract situation, he believes that the best outcome for all parties is if he moves on this summer.
Celtic star Kristoffer Ajer confirms that he wants to leave the club this summer. “With one year left of my contract, that would be the best solution for me and my club.”
“Something is going to happen this summer.” Ajer wants to join a top five league and is linked to Newcastle. pic.twitter.com/jyyq8Gkenv
— Arilas Ould-Saada (@arilasos) June 4, 2021
Ajer has one year remaining on his Celtic contract, he scored the penalty that sealed the Quadruple Treble but showed defensive frailties over the course of the season. He is an intelligent defender that has bags of untapped potential, a new manager could help improve Ajer and it would be in the club’s and player’s best interests offer him a new deal and eventually let him depart for a record fee.
The player has been linked with Norwich, Newcastle and Bayer Leverkusen in recent weeks. A move to a side with a lot of possession would likely suit Ajer’s strengths and a bidding war can only maximise the value of the player this summer.
Ajer joined Celtic from IK Start in 2016 for £500,000 as a midfielder; however, Brendan Rodgers retrained the youngster as a central defender. The Norwegian became a first team regular striking up a partnership with Dedryck Boyata and impressing in the centre of defence.
Ajer will no doubt have seen the exits of Stuart Armstrong, Moussa Dembele, Kieran Tierney and Virgil Van Dijk and fancy his own chances away from Celtic in a ‘top five league’.