Brentford are lining up a £15m bid for Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer, according to reports in the English media.
It is believed that the Bees have already had a £12m offer, plus £3m in add-ons, turned down by the Hoops but, with the Premier League side now prepared to pay more upfront, the likelihood is that the proposal will be accepted.
Supporters on Twitter have mixed feelings about Ajer’s potential departure. Some think it is an excellent deal, considering his contract situation, while others are flummoxed as to why the Norwegian would be interested in moving to Brentford:
£15 m is phenomenal money for 1 year remaining on contract,good luck to him he was one of the few that got pass marks last season.
— Willie Anderson (@William81028712) July 14, 2021
gutted but take it and move on but we know we wont see 1/3 of the fee spent on a replacement .
— ??gerardo’ dowdalloni?? (@gerard120474) July 14, 2021
Good luck to the Bhoy, with a sell on clause in his contract we may earn more further down the line.
— JimLeitrim2 (@JimLeitrim2) July 14, 2021
£15m better than the £12m muted… and Celtic supporters complaining that club was holding out for more !!! Unreal
— Donegal Bhoy (@POSearcaigh) July 14, 2021
Brentford ? Ffs
— Jimbho (@jimi2708) July 14, 2021
15m for a player in the last year of his contract, with no interest in an extension, is a great deal.
Let’s hope the replacements we are seeing speculated now comes to fruition, no late hitches.
— David McWeeney (@ABhoysVoice) July 14, 2021
Brentford ? you would think he would have a wee bit more ambition
— pmcc13 (@pmcc1313) July 14, 2021
£15 mill is a steal! I don’t think he’s worth it tbh, Player wants to go and we need in players who wanna play for the jersey! Get it done Celtic! HH ???
— Mícheál ??? (@MickD1916) July 14, 2021
There had been some reports that Celtic were holding out for £20m so we shall see if the transfer goes through or not. In any case, it does seem to be very good business, considering that Ajer has less than a year remaining on his current deal and had no intention of signing an extension.