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Norwich set to return for Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer

Celtic’s summer transfer window is likely going to play with your emotions if you’re a fan of the Hoops.

They have already confirmed two new signings but the mass exodus from Paradise is still very much on the cards.

What’s the word?

The likes of Moi Elyounoussi, Diego Laxalt and Jonjoe Kenny have all flown the nest but there is still a large fear that Odsonne Edouard may take his leave too.

However, after a move to Leicester fell through, it looks more likely that Kristoffer Ajer will be the next Hoop to exit.

Ajer has attracted the interest of Newcastle, Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig while Norwich have also been appealed by signing the defender.

Norwich and Leverkusen submitted bids of £10m last month but they were rejected by Celtic, a decision that left the player far from impressed.

Who is more important to Celtic?

Edouard

Edouard

Ajer

Ajer

A new report from The Sunday Post (via Glasgow Live), suggests that the Canaries are set to return for the Norwegian with a bid that, including add-ons, would eclipse the previous sum of money they offered.

Huge blow

Celtic may be holding out for more than £10m but with just a year left on the centre-back’s contract, they can’t afford to be too picky over his price and destination.

Ajer has acted professionally during his time with the Bhoys and unlike Edouard, he looked as though he wanted to play during the second half of the campaign.

The Frenchman, however, appeared to down tools and looked a shadow of his former self.

Despite talk over his future and a disappointing campaign from a team perspective, Ajer still stood up tall and acted as an example for those around him.

He was a rock at the back, the glue that bonded everything together during one of their worst defensive seasons.

They conceded 16 more league goals than Rangers last term and they could get worse if they allow their best defender to leave.

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We'll start with an easier one, who is this Celtic academy player?

Unfortunately, the player may have all the power here. He has vented his frustrations at not being allowed to join Norwich and if this saga continues into the season, it’s unlikely his attentions will be fully focused on playing.

They either need to accept that they’re losing him for free next summer or cash in now. Either way, his exit would be a big blow, one that isset to leave fans disgruntled and gutted.

They have witnessed a number of their star players leave over the years with Virgil van Dijk becoming renowned as the best defender in the world after departing Scotland.

For the sake of a measly £10m or so they’ll fetch for Ajer, they’ll be hoping his career turns out slightly differently.

AND in other news, Celtic eye move for “wonderful” 18-goal beast, he’s a big upgrade on Griffiths…

Article title: Norwich set to return for Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer

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