Newcastle keen on Celtic’s Kristoffer Ajer

Newcastle United have been linked with a move for Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer.

The 22-year-old has one year left on his contract with the Scottish outfit, and he has been urged to leave the club by his national team manager Stale Solbakken.

According to Daily Mail, the Magpies are looking to submit an offer of around £8 million for the defender, and Ajer is thought to be keen on moving to England.

SL View: Ajer for £8 million would be a bargain

Newcastle could definitely use some defensive depth, and Ajer could prove to be a quality long -term investment for them.

The defender is only 22 and has his best years ahead of him. He has the potential to develop into a quality Premier League defender in future.

If Newcastle can sign him for £8m, it could prove a major bargain for them, although relegation to the Championship could scupper their hopes.

A player of Ajer’s calibre will want to play in the Premier League, and Newcastle may find it difficult to sign him if they go down.

Newcastle are currently just two points above the relegation zone and will have to hit the ground running after the international break if they want to preserve their Premier League status.

Here is what Newcastle fans had to say about the links with Ajer.

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