McAvennie says Celtic interested in re-signing Kris Ajer

Former Celtic striker Franck McAvennie has said that he has heard a rumour that the club are interested in re-signing Kris Ajer. The Norwegian Internationalist left Glasgow for the Premier League side in 2021 but McAvennie is touting an unlikely return.

Speaking to Football Insider, McAvennie said that he has heard a rumour regarding a sensational return involving Ajer.

“Even Ajer, they’re talking about him coming back from Brentford.

“He’s a big centre-half and he’ll be a better player just by the fact he’s playing in England.

“They’ll be getting a better player than the one they let go. He’s a big lump of a boy.

“When you go down there, the training and everything is different. I don’t know what Brendan is like but obviously he’s one of the top coaches.

“I wouldn’t mind him back, we need players to go into Europe.”

Brentford have utilised Ajer at the heart of their defence, making 69 appearances in three seasons. The 26-year-old has a contract until the summer of 2028, meaning he would likely cost in excess of the fee Celtic received for him.

Ajer made 176 appearances for Celtic, scoring 7 goals and assisting 7 times. A move is extremely unlikely given the player was keen to make the move to the Premier League.

Celtic have Cameron Carter-Vickers as the nailed on starter in the central pairing with Liam Scales being the manager’s preferred partner this season. The manager may be tempted to go into the transfer market in the summer to strengthen at the back and sell Maik Nawrocki and Gustaf Lagerbielke.

Ultimately, a deal for Ajer is extremely unlikely for financial and footballing reasons.

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  1. Wouldn’t want him back. For his size, he’s rotten in the air. He jumps and hopes for the ball to hit him.

  2. Justshatered on

    My goodness, I’ve got better contacts than McAvenie at Parkhead………. and I don’t have any contacts at Parkhead.

  3. Rob O’Keeffe on

    No chance.He downed tools during the covid season because he wanted to leave.Tell him to count his money.Disruptive in the dressing room.