Report: ‘Brilliant’ Celtic star close to his exit, medical now booked
Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer is reportedly set to complete a move to newly-promoted Premier League club Brentford.
According to the Scottish Sun, Ajer is poised to join Brentford for £13.5million. The report explains the 23-year-old will have a medical in London this Friday.
It is understood personal terms have been sorted. In addition, that £13.5million fee has been agreed between the two clubs.
Ajer is reportedly set to join within the next 24 hours, which will make him a club-record signing for Brentford. It looks like they are beating Norwich City, Newcastle United and Bayer Leverkusen to his signature.
Ajer’s medical is now booked with Brentford, so Celtic fans may be waving goodbye to someone who’s given them a lot of joy.
The colossus defender has won three league titles, three League Cups and two Scottish Cups for the Hoops.
Bhoys defender Stephen Welsh recently called his teammate “brilliant” when discussing his future.
Can Ajer be another Celtic player to shine in Premier League?
Ajer, who’s got the versatility to play several positions, looks set to take a first step into the Premier League.
He’s set to take on the challenge of helping a Brentford side new to the top division.
The Norway international can play in midfield or cover at right-back. However, he’s most effective at centre-back.
There are numerous cases of players thriving after transfers from Celtic to England’s top tier, so it’s going to be intriguing to see if Ajer can follow suit.
He’s matured nicely in the past couple of years and has the right temperament to be a success.