Report: Leicester City want Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer

Kristoffer Ajer of Celtic FC heads the ball during the Betfred Cup Semi-Final match between Hibernan and Celtic at Hampden Park on November 02, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer is reportedly on the radar of Leicester City.

Felipe Caicedo of SS Lazio compete for the ball with Kristoffer Ajer of Celtic FC during the UEFA Europa League group E match between Celtic FC and Lazio Roma at Celtic Park on October 24,...

According to The Sun on Sunday (print edition, page 61, November 3, 2019), Leicester City are interested in signing Kristoffer Ajer from Celtic in the summer of 2020.

It has been reported by the British tabloid that Leicester are planning to make a £20 million move for Ajer at the end of the season.



The report has claimed that Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers, who worked with Ajer at Celtic, has identified the 21-year-old central defender as a long-term replacement for Jonny Evans - who joined the Foxes from West Bromwich Albion in the summer of 2018 for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £3.5 million.

Good signing for Leicester City?

Ajer is a very good and promising young central defender who can also operate as a defensive midfielder.

The Norway international defender has progressed well at the Hoops, and he would be a very good long-term signing for Leicester in the Premier League.

Celtic are aiming to win the domestic treble in Scotland yet again this season, while Leicester are looking to finish in the top four of the Premier League table.

Celtic's Norwegian defender Kristoffer Ajer heads the ball during the UEFA Europa League group E football match between Celtic and Cluj at Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow, Scotland on...

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