Two Premier League clubs join AC Milan in chase for Celtic defender

Generally speaking, Celtic do a good job of knowing when to cash in on a player and allow themselves to move on.

Of course the fans don’t like to see their best players leave and there will always be a feeling that some players left a season too soon, but that’s still preferable to the alternative.

Football is littered with examples of players who take the huff when a move is denied and their form falls off a cliff, or they get injured and never return to previous levels. That leaves the club accepting a pitiful offer to let them go, and it makes it harder to replace them too.

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Odsonne Edouard and Kristoffer Ajer seem to be the main sell-able assets at Celtic just now. The Frenchman looks set for at least one more season in Glasgow, but Ajer’s time to leave could be coming.

Sempremilan reported on the latest with AC Milan’s chase to sign the Norwegian defender, but it sounds like they will face some serious competition.

It sounds like Ajer is one of two main targets for the Italian giants as they look to bolster their defence, but Arsenal and Leicester City are also interested.

Ajer in action

Those links are easy to make with Arsenal signing Kieran Tierney last Summer and the Brendan Rodgers connection with Leicester, with the report also suggesting that Celtic would sell for €30m.

That amount seems pretty reasonable for the English sides, but the report does hint that Milan might struggle to get that amount of money together.

Ajer is a player who could go on to a very high level if he can become stronger and cut out the mistakes, but it’s easy to argue that at least one more year in Glasgow would be good for his development.


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