Brentford close in on Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer in club-record £13.5m transfer ahead of first Prem season
BRENTFORD are closing in on club record £13.5m move for Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer.
The Norwegian centre-back has just one year left on his contract at Celtic Park and has been keen on a move away.
Norwich and Newcastle have previously been priced out of a move – and the Bees had a £10m bid knocked back earlier this summer.
But Brentford are set to finally swoop for the 23-year-old to bolster their defensive options ahead of their first campaign in the Premier League.
Ajer was left out of new Celtic manager Ange Postecoglu’s squad for their 0-0 draw with Bristol City on Wednesday.
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And it is now only a matter of time before he completes his switch to west London with a fee and payment structure agreed between Brentford and Celtic.
Brentford's previous biggest deal saw them land Ivan Toney from Peterborough last summer for £10m including add-ons.
Postecoglu has previously stated that he wishes to keep Ajer, and would only consider a deal that would be “good for the football club."