Leicester plot £20m bid for Celtic man as long-term Evans replacement

Date published: Sunday 3rd November 2019 2:36

Kristoffer Ajer Celtic

Premier League side Leicester City want to sign Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer next summer, according to reports.

The Foxes already have the best defensive record in the Premier League, alongside newly-promoted Sheffield United, but Brendan Rodgers is looking to boost his defensive depth.

The Sun claims that Ajer is seen as a long-term replacement for Jonny Evans, who has been superb for Leicester since joining for £3.5million from West Brom in 2018.

The report adds that Leicester want to make a £20million bid for Ajer in the summer as Rodgers, who used to manage Celtic, is aware that the Scottish champions are unlikely to do business in January.

The 21-year-old has 12 caps for Norway and has played 90 matches for the Hoops since moving to Scotland from Norwegian second division side Start.

Ajer has become a vital member of Neil Lennon’s side at Parkhead and the club will be keen to hang onto the centre-back.

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