Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer has been linked with a move away from Parkhead this summer.

The 23-year-old centre back has proven his quality in Scotland and he is looking for a fresh challenge.

The Norwegian’s contract with Celtic expires in the summer of 2022 and the Hops will have to sell him this summer unless they want to lose him on a free transfer next year.

According to Kicker, the Scottish outfit are demanding a fee of around €15 million for the player.

Apparently, Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen are keen on signing the player but they are unwilling to meet the asking price.

The German outfit will be aware of the fact that Celtic are under pressure because of the defender’s contract situation and the Hoops could be forced to lower their demands later this summer.

The 23-year-old centre back has been linked with a move to the Premier League as well and Newcastle United were mentioned as a potential destination earlier this summer.

The player is keen to join one of the top five European leagues this summer and move to Bayer Leverkusen would certainly be a tempting proposition for him.

Celtic have appointed Ange Postecoglou as their new manager but that has not affected Ajer’s situation so far. The Norwegian seems determined to move on this summer.

Striker Odsonne Edouard has been linked with an exit as well.

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