Date: 18th March 2020 at 7:15am
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Former Scottish Premiership defender, Alex Bruce, feels that it would be a blow to Celtic were they to lose Kristoffer Ajer in the summer following recent rumours.

Speaking to Football Insider, the retired centre-half reveals one of the underlying problems surrounding the story.

So what has Bruce said?

When asked about Ajer’s agent’s recent comments in Sporten.com (via The Scottish Sun) and the Norwegian’s standing at the club, Bruce said:

“He’s obviously had a good season, he’s a big presence at the back there for them.”

“Obviously agents being agents, trying to line their own pockets as well and moving on their assets when it suits them.”

“Big kick in the teeth for Celtic, however, get the job done and they win the league again this year, it’ll be good for everybody all round. I’m sure as long as he’s good for Lenny and he’s professional and does the job, that’s all Lenny’s worried about.”

So is Bruce correct?

Ajer’s agent has been the source of the speculation after comments made last week about him not staying at the club beyond the summer despite the towering defender saying he was happy at Celtic just a few weeks earlier.

What should Celtic accept for Ajer?

£15m

£15m

£20m

£20m

£30m+

£30m+

Bruce is right, it would be a blow to the Hoops, however, they signed Ajer as a raw 17-year-old for free from IK Start and now look set to make upwards of £15-20million if reports from last summer and January are to be believed.

As usual, it is Leicester City that are one of the named clubs said to be interested but with nobody knowing if/when this season will resume and the impact it will have on the transfer window, there is every chance that the Ronny Deila signing has played his last game in the green and white hoops.

 

One Reply to “Pundit claims £15-20m man linked with Celtic exit would be “kick in the teeth” for Hoops”

  • I am lost when one or two mention Ajer would be sadly missed. We have so much better defenders in ELHamid, Simonivic, Biton Julienne and even Welsh.
    Remember the many goals he just didn’t do what his job should have been.
    Preventing the opposition scoring against Celtic.

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