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Defensive Target Confirms His Desire To Find New Club This Summer



Newcastle’s hopes of sealing a quick deal for Celtic’s Kristoffer Ajer hit a snag with news that his representatives are shopping their client around. It’s even been reported that they met with Bayer Leverkusen over the weekend with the Bundesliga club confident of adding the Norwegian to their ranks.

While the increased competition for our top defensive target is a concern, it’s almost certain he will not be signing a new deal at Celtic Park. The 23-year-old has just one year left on his contract but has ruled out signing a new one with the club he’s been with since the age of 16.

The Chronicle has published the following comments Ajer made to the Norwegian press on Wednesday about finding a new club this summer:

“With one year left of my contract, that would be the best solution for me and my club. Something is going to happen this summer.

“There are of course many rumours. Right now it’s just rumours.

“I have one year left on my contract with Celtic and I relate to it, but something will probably happen this summer.

“I have one year left and will be loyal to the club.

“For both me and Celtic to get the best possible starting point, it probably makes sense that it happens this year.

“I have brought with me experience from almost 180 games for a top club like Celtic.”

Celtic are in the hunt for a new manager and were close to appointing Eddie Howe before the former Bournemouth boss pulled out. From Ajer’s comments, it doesn’t appear that a new manager, whoever it ends up being, will have an impact on the Norwegian staying with the club.

He is set for a new challenge and up until a few days ago, it seemed he had his heart set on the Premier League with Newcastle leading the charge. That could still be the case though it may not be as smooth a process as Newcastle had initially hoped.

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61 comments so far

  • cyprus

    Jun 4, 2021 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #41

    This guy think he’s tall?

    Have you seen that American tennis player? 6’11”!

    Talking of American player Serena cost me a fiver today. Was sure she’d lose.

    She’ll lose the next one for sure, if you want to make some easy money.

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  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Jun 4, 2021 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #42

    The Puke Edwards only pushed that article out because folk were sarcastically stating and asking on social media why Bruceless hasn’t been linked with any of these vacancies after his stellar season at the Toon.

    And Puke fails to mention that the majority of the Toon fanbase were waiting for Ashley to start renegging on promises to Rafa.

    I find Edwards generally a nasty piece of work.

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  • simon376

    Jun 4, 2021 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #43

    My team is added now for what its worth

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  • Scythe For Bruce

    Jun 4, 2021 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #44

    If I had to choose between Gayle and King I’d reluctantly take King. He was okay at Bournemouth when Wilson and Fraser were doing the business for them, but then they hit a bad patch. He hasn’t done much at Everton although Calvert-Lewin has been quite canny for them so he hasn’t had much playing time.

    Gayle is Championship standard and needs to move on.

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  • Scythe For Bruce

    Jun 4, 2021 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #45

    simon376 – welcome aboard! I haven’t a clue what I’m doing on it so at least you’re guaranteed not to finish bottom of the table!

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  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Jun 4, 2021 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #46

    Scythe,

    It’s only going to be 48 degrees C here the morn, might have to chop some wood and put the heating on 😉

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  • Moonraker15

    Jun 4, 2021 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #47

    There was a time when Newcastle United was a brilliant move for ambitious players!
    Now, the club is a graveyard for all but desperate or flawed footballers.
    You can imagine the excitement of a first conversation with Charnley and then meeting Cabbage heed at the knackers yard of a training complex.
    Sorry, but that’s the reality of Ashley’s Newcastle after 14 fkn years!

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  • jane

    Jun 4, 2021 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #48

    ok i’ll put my £2 on Elena Rybakina later.

    now will Cyprus score a goal in the second half in Hungary?

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  • cyprus

    Jun 4, 2021 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #49

    Cyprus playing?

    Hmm, not sure on that one 🙂

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  • jane

    Jun 4, 2021 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #50

    20,500 crowd for Spain v Portugal.

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  • jane

    Jun 4, 2021 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #51

    yeah it’s a friendly.

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  • jane

    Jun 4, 2021 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #52

    Hungary warming up for Euros.

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  • simon376

    Jun 4, 2021 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #53

    Scythe

    Lets see who gets to the bottom of the table first

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  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Jun 4, 2021 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #54

    I changed my team name on the Euro fantasy league so no one can slag me off on here when it goes Pete Tong 🙂

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  • cyprus

    Jun 4, 2021 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #55

    According to the experts re Cyprus:

    When the odds are 6.00 the expected chance of winning is 17%, but this team (Cyprus) actually wins 36% matches with these odds.

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  • cyprus

    Jun 4, 2021 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #56

    Still got 190 Euros to blow on the…Euros.

    Which I’m sure I will. Don’t know anything about that. Only that England will reach the quarters and find a way to lose, Germany is sxxxe, Croatia and Spain looking good.

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  • jane

    Jun 4, 2021 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #57

    is that 6.00 at the start of the match or when they go behind? when was the last time Cyprus won a match when they were 6.00 before the match?

    https://uk.soccerway.com/teams/cyprus/cyprus/530/

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  • cyprus

    Jun 4, 2021 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #58

    Just looked up the teams playing. It helps in order to know what to bet.

    Two brand new… countries in it!

    Kosovo, North Macedonia.

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  • jane

    Jun 4, 2021 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #59

    Italy might surprise. they often come good in tournements.

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  • cyprus

    Jun 4, 2021 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #60

    Good question. Never? Not my quote, that. But I’d think it’s before the start…

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  • lesh

    Jun 4, 2021 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #61

    Alexa’s providing answers but who’s asking the questions?

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