Kristoffer Ajer is wanted by both Norwich City and Leicester City after an impressive season with Celtic. Despite them not winning the title, Ajer has still managed to catch the eye of many clubs according to the Scottish Sun.
The Norwegian international has made 43 appearances for Celtic across all competitions this season. During a rather frustrating year for the Scottish giants, he has made very few mistakes at the back.
The defender joined Celtic in 2016 where he has developed his game massively, improving each season and earning more playing time.
Leicester have had Ajer on their radar for a few seasons now but have yet to make contact with the Scottish giants about signing the Norwegian.
With Jonny Evans now 33 years of age, it is no wonder Leicester are on the lookout for a new centre-back. Ajer fits Leicester’s signing criteria as he is a decade younger than Evans and has experience.
He would also suit the Foxes to add squad depth in the centre-back position. Evans has started 27 Premier League matches for the Foxes and they heavily rely on him staying fit. The only other natural centre-back would be Wes Morgan who is now 37 years old.
As for Norwich, they only have three senior centre-backs, one which includes an injury-prone Christoph Zimmermann. The Canaries are yet to replace a player of Ben Godfrey’s ability, who they sold to Everton last season for £25 million.
The more attractive move for Ajer would be Leicester with the possibility of playing Champions League football. Leicester sit third in the league table and look likely to hold onto a European place.
It is also worth noting that Ajer has worked under Leicester boss, Brendan Rodgers, previously; Rodgers was the Celtic head coach from 2016-2019.
A reason for moving to East Anglia for the Celtic defender would potentially mean more game time. But an issue for the Canaries would be matching Leicester financially if the Foxes were to put a serious bid in for the defender.