Some Celtic supporters have taken to social media to react to reports that Leciester City – managed of course by Brendan Rodgers – want to sign Kristoffer Ajer as Harry Maguire’s replacement.
The Foxes are losing their best centre-back after agreeing an £80 million fee with Manchester United for his transfer (BBC Sport).
According to The Scottish Sun, Rodgers is keen to snap up Norway international Ajer, who has become a hugely important part of the Celtic starting XI in recent months.
The towering defender has been in superb form in 2019, and has also reportedly alerted AC Milan.
Apparently Rodgers wouldn’t mind Ajer coming in before the transfer window shuts on Thursday, but he would also be relaxed to head into the new seaosn with his current options.
Neil Lennon has recently issued a rave review of Ajer (Scottish Sun), insisting he is worth ‘a lot higher than that’, so fans will be very hopeful he will remain at Parkhead amid the transfer interest.
Celtic fans react
In the eyes of most Celtic supporters, Ajer must not be sold following the departures of Filip Benkovic and Dedryck Boyata.
With Rodgers still public enemy number one at Parkhead after his departure, some were particularly adamant about Ajer staying:
— Soviet Селтик ☭ (@SovietCeltic) 3 August 2019
— Gav Jack (@gavjack22) 3 August 2019
75 million should do it
— mark lincoln (@markl147) 4 August 2019
— celtic rhebels band (@celticbhand) 4 August 2019
15 million? hahahha, add another 50 million to that and no less.
— connor 🇮🇪 (@hctelfih) 3 August 2019
— Fergus (@cfcfergus) 3 August 2019
Bencovic plus another £15 mill
— Jimbo (@Jimkingofkings) 3 August 2019
£80m plus Benkovic and we’ll start thinking about it 🤪
— Deeaitch (@Andrewhodge88) 3 August 2019
£15m 😂😂… jog on!
— Mark (@S8lzybhoy) 4 August 2019
No !!!! pic.twitter.com/sBas5NYsGR
— tornfacedeejit (@tornfacedeejit) 3 August 2019
Run along now
— BigShorty⚡️ (@BigTamShort1) 3 August 2019