IK Start have a 10% sell-on clause if Celtic centre-back Kristoffer Ajer is sold, according to reports in the Scottish media. The defender was signed from the Norwegian side for £650,000 back in 2016, but a former director of the club, Ogrey Brandsdal, confirmed they made sure they would get a cut of any future sale:
“From the very first moment we saw Kristoffer, we knew he would be playing in the top leagues one day. So although we needed the money urgently, we sacrificed some of it so we could add the sell-on clause. We took a long-term view of his career.”
“Celtic are known to develop and sell players. They will want a good return on him and won’t allow him to see out his contract.”
There are claims that Ajer could be sold if a £20m bid is made this summer, which means up to £2m would have to be given over to Start.
The likes of AC Milan, Leicester, Atletico Madrid and Arsenal are believed to be tracking the 22-year-old, who has increased speculation over his future by switching agents recently.
Celtic are in a position of strength, with Ajer having two years remaining on his contract, but the Hoops may have little choice but to let him go if the Norwegian international is determined to leave Parkhead when the next transfer window opens.