Report: Bundesliga outfit in talks for Celtic's 'Cafu-like' ace; 23-year-old wants to leave this summer
Bayer Leverkusen are interested in a transfer for Celtic centre-half Kristoffer Ajer, according to Sky Sports.
The publication are claiming that the German outfit are in talks over a move for the player.
In an interview last week, the defender claimed that a transfer away from Celtic Park could occur.
Leverkusen have a challenge for the ace with Newcastle United and Norwich City also interested in the ace,
However, AC Milan ended their interest in the 23-year-old after they pursued a move for Bukayo Tomori.
It was revealed on earlier today that the outfit had reached an agreement with Ange Postecoglou.
When talking about his future, Ajer said: “It is probably for the best that something should happen this year.”
However, when commenting about certain speculation, Ajer claimed it was only rumoured.
He said: “There are of course a lot of rumours, but as of right now there are only rumours. I have one year left of the contract and that is what I am focused on, but of course, something might possibly happen this summer.”
Ajer was once described as ‘Cafu-like’ by former Rangers man Neil McCann.
TBR View: Ajer transfer can help Celtic rebuild
Rangers’ walk to the Scottish Premiership title brought about a few home truths.
The Bhoys’ current first-team squad is incredibly weak across numerous areas, including defence.
Whilst their cross-city rivals kept a mammoth 26 clean sheets in the league, Celtic managed just 19.
Steven Gerrard’s side also conceded just 13 goals, whilst the boys in green and white let in more than double.
Meanwhile Ajer has endured a tough campaign in Glasgow. The Norwegian centre-half.
His performance in the most recent clash with Rangers earned him scathing criticism. Kris Boyd questioned why the defender ducked out of the way of the second goal.
However, if Ajer leaves Celtic Park, it would leave a gapping hole in defence. His departure means the club will have just two out-and-out centre-backs at the club.
Celtic face a tough window this summer.
After last season’s performances, there need to be wholesale changes. And with a transfer for Ajer looking likely to depart the club, centre-halves desperately need Celtic.
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