According to The Scottish Sun, Premier League returnees Norwich City have joined Newcastle United in the race for Celtic center-back Kristoffer Ajer ahead of the summer transfer window.
The Canaries want to strengthen their backline in order to have a squad capable of staying in the top flight beyond the next quarter after last season’s instant relegation, and the Hoops star is on their radar.
Norwich sporting director Stuart Webber – who has been linked with Ed Woodward’s potential replacement at Manchester United – has watched the 23-year-old in action in recent weeks.
Ajer, who also attracts AC Milan, only has one year left on his Celtic contract, and the Scottish Premiership giants may have to take advantage of him in the weeks to come.
Norwich could put down a £ 8million bid for him as they seek to reinvest some of the money made from the Max Aarons sale.
After spending five seasons at Parkhead, the Norwegian is eager for a new challenge, and both Newcastle and Daniel Farke could come and call this summer.
Norway boss Stale Solbakken has advised the Celtic star to quit Scottish football, and the 23-year-old has the potential to step into England’s top flight.
Magpies boss Steve Bruce could look to sign another center-back if he stays at St. James’ Park this summer, and Ajer fits the bill.
The Norwegian knows that proving himself in a top league will play a huge role in his international career going forward, and it will be interesting to see where he plies his trade next season.
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