Newcastle United are interested in signing Kristoffer Ajer from Celtic in the summer transfer window, according to The Scottish sun. It has been reported that scouts from the Premier League club saw the Norwegian international central defender in action against Rangers in the Old Firm derby at Ibrox on Sunday.
Celtic had a disappointing match and suffered a 4-1 defeat in the Scottish Premier League game, but Newcastle manager Steve Bruce will still sign the 23-year-old and will push for a deal when the summer transfer window opens. The 23-year-old, who can also play as a defensive midfielder, had a disappointing game.
Newcastle are pretty safe from relegation to the Championship at the end of the season and are likely to retain their Premier League status in the 2021-22 campaign. Celtic lost the Scottish Premier League crown to Rangers this season.