Report: Milan reignite their interest in Ajer, a meeting is expected next week for the €15m Celtic center back

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Kristoffer Ajer celebrating during Celtic-Kilmarnock at Celtic Park on February 23, 2020. (@imagoimages)

Kristoffer Ajer is a possible new signing to strengthen the defense of Milan, who are thinking about the formula.

Milan are looking for more quality and quantity in defense, and while the main target is believed to be Nikola Milenković of Fiorentina, the Rossoneri are apparently looking at alternatives.

As reported by Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Italia, Milan have returned to being interested in Celtic’s Kristoffer Ajer.

Ajer was linked with Milan also in the past but it appears now that Milan are evaluating the option of signing him again. Di Marzio expects a meeting to take place next week between the relevant parties. It is stated that the 22-year-old Norwegian would cost around €15 million.

The formula of the deal needs to be understood, a possible option – Di Marzio says – is a loan with option to buy which becomes mandatory upon reaching a certain number of appearances. The right-footed Ajer, who is 1.98 meter tall, has been representing his country since 2018, making 18 appearances for Norway. He is considered one of the best talents in Scotland.

Di Marzio also suggests a new name for the midfield of Milan: André-Frank Zambo Anguissa of Fulham, who spent the last season on loan Villarreal. The Diavolo had a meeting with his agent.

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Fabrizio Romano
Fabrizio Romano
1 month ago

We seriously need a quality CB.. I have had a lot about this dude but I don’t know how good he is

Jane
Jane
1 month ago

Hello Fabrizio. I am so happy that the rumours are credible now that our blog has reported it. In my opinion Ajer is potentially the best CB in the world. Most other CBs are more about publicity and not as complete as Ajer. The Dane has EVERYTHING that reminds of the great Milan defenders of the past. Our past defenders always looked good with the ball at their feet with control and mobility, speed and of course with positioning sense and anticipation. Ajer’s top speed is insane. No winger can outrun him. He drives the ball with such power, intelligence… Read more »

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Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 month ago
Reply to  Jane

Ajer is not from denmark he is from norway

Gbenga AJOSE
Gbenga AJOSE
1 month ago

If you like he can be from the moon . Lol . I don’t care . What we need is a solid Centre back . I woke up to read the news about Ajer and I quickly went to YouTube and with what I saw , he looks ok. He is tall and good at tackling .can do counter attack. And to cap it all , for 15M , and at 22, then this is a good buy. Let Fiorentina be waiting for a Bill Gate owned club that will buy Milenkovic for 40M !!!

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 month ago
Reply to  Gbenga AJOSE

Well sure Gbenga but that neverthelless doesnt change the fact he isnt a dane whether you care about it or not. Im fine with us aquirring ajer though especially if we can get him fairly cheap but i think that is rather debateable if its gonna happen because there has also been interest from abroad so i doubt we will be able to buy him for 15-20 mil or for that matter loaning him with an obligation.

O’Gabbs’
1 month ago
Reply to  Jane

I was running to come and write all you dropped here about Ajer….aside being fast and aggressive his reading of the game is top notch and can play in the midfield as well.

Milan Boy
Milan Boy
1 month ago
Reply to  O’Gabbs’

And the good thing is that we may not need to buy another right back as he fits in well just like Millenkovic. The fact that Calabria has improved also makes the decision easy.

Agustinar
Agustinar
1 month ago
Reply to  Jane

Interesting. Hope you’re right

Milan Boy
Milan Boy
1 month ago
Reply to  Jane

So good to hear kind words about him. I wish we can sign him and ditch fiorentina and Millenkovic

whereisthespirit
whereisthespirit
1 month ago

Milan are late to sign Joel Veltman from Ajax. he left Ajax for free an joining a small EPL team. he is about 28 y.o and could play very well as RB and CB.

previously he is Ajax’ el capitano

O’Gabbs’
1 month ago

You have to consider his weekly wage demands.

Agustinar
1 month ago

He is very tall and strong in the air. But I’ve just watch Upamecano and Fofana on Youtube, Fofana is good but Upamecano is very good… he is very strong and a rock in the heart of the defense.

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 month ago
Reply to  Agustinar

Upamecano is not gonna come as he renewed his contract this summer and had a release clause implemented at 50 mil that will first become redeemable from next summer so its safe to say he will stay for another season with leipzig unless they get a 60+mil offer this year.

Agustinar
Agustinar
1 month ago

I understand

Meer-1
Meer-1
1 month ago

He will definitely provide us with much needed cover……Scottish league tend to be a bit rough and he is sort of made for Italian league who tends to play deep down…hopefully we manage to pull it off but with figures mention I highly doubt but fingers crossed….he is linked with many top premier league clubs which will definitely wont make him a cheap buy…15 m is peanuts for ajer he is worth at least 25m…..

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 month ago
Reply to  Meer-1

I agree he would be a fine addition but its not much more than a month ago when a sale was deemed to cost minimum 25 mil and even then celtic seemed reluctant to let him go this year. Expecting we can get him for 15 mil or a loan with obligation seems a bit too optimistic to me but if they can bag a deal like that id say go for it.

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Meer-1
Meer-1
1 month ago

I would scream with joy if we manage to pull it off for even 20 m with loan inserted…..he will be worth much more in few years time……but on sporting side it will be sigh of relief we need cb cover on urgent bases…..plz beside this we get one marquee sighing at rw then god we will be raring to go this season…..we will show other teams we mean business until our ownership issues are clarified…..Elliot wants to sell that’s for sure with French owners negotiating now they got competition with one Newcastle linked investors…..

Last edited 1 month ago by Meer-1
Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 month ago
Reply to  Meer-1

it deffently would be a good transfer but i for one hope we can bag a deal for chiesa as thats what really make me dream of better days ahead. In regard of a sale of the club i really dont think its gonna happen this year or the following one at minimum.

Meer-1
Meer-1
1 month ago

Sale will happen next year if stadium issues are resolved by end of this year then it will be announced next spring earliest with French group…if better offer comes from middle eastern group then it will be announced even by Feb….coming to players yes Chiesa is a dream….but rw is needed at most….we are linked with Depay he doesn’t play at right his position is either cf or lw

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 month ago
Reply to  Meer-1

Well we will see but i doubt it will happen as soon as that because if we qualify for cl next year elliot management should be able to build upon the clubs/squads value and thereby increase a potential sale in 2 years time or more. Yeah chiesa is a right wing and depay is a left winger or forward anyways i wouldnt mind either of them joining us but chiesa beats all the other options by lengths in my book.

Jane
Jane
1 month ago

Bernhard back then the 25-30 million asking prise and the reluctance were only a publicity stunt to up the price. If you say 25m you will end up selling for about 15-20. Also I think Celtic need the money probably because of Covid-19. And according to reports Ajer particularly favors Milan above the PL teams that can offer more. I see no reason why he shouldn’t chose us with best project in the world. Everyone knows it now.

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 month ago
Reply to  Jane

Well im not saying you are completely wrong but thats just mere speculation to be honest as you have no basis to say that but im sure celtic has pretty sound economics as they win the league every year and has done so for the last decade, Anyways ill gladly welcome him but in the end as long as he has a contract with celtic its they who decide where he plays and what the buying club has to pay and not the player who has the final say.

Meer-1
Meer-1
1 month ago

Well I don’t know the economics of Celtic FC but in my opinion covid have done more harm then good to clubs across the globe with diminished returns….as far as Ajer is concerned he looks solid and Scottish league is more or less closer or looks similar to us….we need cb on urgent basis

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 month ago
Reply to  Meer-1

I get that clubs are affected by covid19 but still i doubt celtic is in a hurry to let him go and as a constant top team that has won the league 9 times in a row i doubt they are in a particular cash need. The club said earlier in the last couple of months that they would like him to stay for a another season so i have a hard time believing that they now have turned on a plate and are strapped for cash selling him for pennies. I understand that we are in a need of… Read more »

Coach Seedorf
Coach Seedorf
1 month ago
Reply to  Jane

Thanks @Jane,i’m fascinated to see you are quite knowledgeable of the game being a female. Thumbs up to you dear. You’ve increased my desire to have Ajer in our team. My only wonder is, if Ajer is this good as you earlier said, why will Maldini place Milenkovic as his first choice? The pursuit of Ajer seems like a back-up move to me, due to Commisso’s stunts

Jane
Jane
1 month ago
Reply to  Coach Seedorf

Thanks for the encouragement coach. We need more women here. Milenkovic is either the number one choice or a decoy to remove attention from Ajer. Attention generates publicity and increases a player’s marketing value. I have noticed that Maldini and Massara are good at using this tactics. Observe it yourself and you will see. In my opinion Ajer was always the number one choice choice just like Tonali was for us but because of publicity their prises were unaffordable back then. Celino turned down roughly 65m from Barcelona. While Celtic wouldn’t even sell Ajer for less than 30m. The best… Read more »

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Coach Seedorf
Coach Seedorf
1 month ago
Reply to  Jane

Sure it does. Thanks Jane

Rossi
Rossi
1 month ago
Reply to  Meer-1

His market value is 4mil at the moment. Since he is young and in good form 15mil is a fair price for him. I would add a bit more if its needed to close the deal tho, i belive in this player potential.

Last edited 1 month ago by Rossi
Meer-1
Meer-1
1 month ago
Reply to  Rossi

4m you sure about that? Though I haven’t seen him play but his stats looks promising and age at his side. So there is ample room for improvement…but 4m will be unfair I suppose because he definitely looks far expensive than this

Rossi
Rossi
1 month ago
Reply to  Meer-1

Yes thats his market value 4mil. You can check players value at transfer market. When a player is in good form the clubs ask more than this value. He playes in Scottish league so thats why his price is that low, hasnt been tested in the big leagues yet, i think he will do just fine in Italy once he settles.

Jane
Jane
1 month ago
Reply to  Meer-1

Yeah Meer-1. If Ajer was in the Premiere League today, he would be worth 80m. This guy is insanely talented just like our homeboy Hernandez. So 15 million is an offer we can’t refuse. Plus you just can’t compare Ajer with Milenkovic. Seriously. The serbian won’t be as good as the Norwegian can be. I mean Ajers potential is on Van Dijks level if not more. Pronto!

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Meer-1
Meer-1
1 month ago
Reply to  Jane

Well I haven’t seen him play but though he looks promising though I will agree with you on premier league if he was he would have been far expensive some where around 30 to 40 m…..

TruRossoneri
TruRossoneri
1 month ago
Reply to  Jane

are you sure you are not his agent?

Jane
Jane
1 month ago
Reply to  TruRossoneri

Haha. Cheers to you TruRossoneri! I can be the agent of the best players for Milan sake. Ajer certainly is a great player.

Raven
Raven
1 month ago

All I read was:

Maldini interested
1.98
22yo
NT Player since 2018
15 million

Get him, fast!

Agustinar
1 month ago

I watched him again on Youtube. He has high technique and speed. He can control the ball well and is confident to dribble forward. So he has the technical requirement to play as a DMC ball winning. If he sign him, he can be a back up for Kessie. One signing for two solutions. Besides, he will not go to African Cup. Go for it !

Rossi
Rossi
1 month ago

I mention on some other previous posts that we should have a look at Ajer since he is within the parameters of what Eliot wants and he is financily afordable. I know some people said Upamecano back then who no doubt is better at the moment but we cant afford his cost lets be realistic. Same thing with Milenkovic and it seems they are asking unrealistic transfer sum for Fofana as well. So all in all this is the best solution for us if Maldini can pull it off. Very smart move.

Meer-1
Meer-1
1 month ago
Reply to  Rossi

With Fofana and Milenkovic is their respected owners, they are delusional they think they can get millions more but covid have changed how football transfer is working these days….well since they own them so they have every right to ask for what ever they want no arguments on that…..but let’s be honest if he is worth 15m than I think it will be a steal for us I personally think he is much more higher than this….maldini should go for him

Rossi
Rossi
1 month ago

Transfer market is reporting that the chance for this deal to go thru at the moment is 53% and rising.

Coach Seedorf
Coach Seedorf
1 month ago
Reply to  Rossi

@Ross, let it keep rising please lol

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
1 month ago

Not the precise profile we should be looking for (specifically, not physical enough), but the price is okay, so ….

Gbenga AJOSE
Gbenga AJOSE
1 month ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

What do you mean by he is not physical enough ?

Success
Success
1 month ago

He’s just as good as Pique

Milan10
Milan10
1 month ago

first off, just because ajer plays for celtic, it doesnt mean he’s gonna be as good as ex-celtic van dijk. what kind of reasoning is that? secondly, of all young potential cb with 30m price tag (which excludes upamecano and milenkovic the discount stam) milan are targetting, fofana is the best. he could handle neymar ffs. todibo disappointed at schalke (but at least they didnt get molested by bayern 8-0 when he’s around last season). as for ajer, i dont know how he fares in scottish pl but he never looks solid in europe (hell, i still remember that celtic… Read more »

milan4lyf
milan4lyf
29 days ago
Reply to  Milan10

Absolutely agree with you mate. Ajer shouldn’t be compared to Van Dijk. But he has potential and can become world class under Kjaer and Roma, not to mention Maldini is there to guide as well. All in all, at current situation, Fofana seems to be the best choice for a starter CB unless we can get Umtiti from Barca since they really need to sell.