Brentford full £13.5m deal for Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer and announce membership report signing with flashy video… as big centre-back indicators five-year contract with Premier League new boys
- Defender Kristoffer Ajer has joined Brentford from Celtic in a £13.5million deal
- The 23-year-old is now a membership report signing on the Premier League new boys
- Ajer spent the final 5 years at Celtic and received the ‘Treble Treble’ at Parkhead
- The centre-back was wished by Newcastle, Norwich Metropolis and Bayer Leverkusen
Brentford have introduced the signing of Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer for a membership report £13.5million price.
Sportsmail revealed that the newly-promoted Premier League aspect reached an settlement with Celtic over the switch of the 23-year-old defender final week, with the Norwegian finishing a medical this week.
Ajer went public on his want to depart Celtic firstly of June and had attracted curiosity from Newcastle United, Norwich Metropolis and Bayer Leverkusen, however has now signed a five-year cope with the Bees.
Brentford have accomplished a membership report £13.5million deal for Celtic’s Kristoffer Ajer (above)
Ajer had spent the final 5 years at Celtic, profitable the ‘Treble Treble’ between 2018 and 2020
Brentford head coach Thomas Frank advised the membership’s official web site: ‘We wished to get one other central defender in, and Kris was our first selection. We expect he suits the place particular profile completely, particularly on the ball.
‘Kris may be very composed and may discover the suitable passes between the strains. His stage when bringing the ball ahead may be very excessive. As a defender he has the physicality that you just want, and he received his duels when he performed within the Scottish league. He might help us in each bins, together with his energy within the air.
‘He’s a participant at an excellent age, and we predict he come straight in and be able to carry out within the Premier League. However he additionally suits the way in which we wish to recruit gamers and work with them. He can develop as a participant and each Brentford FC and Kris can transfer to a better stage within the coming years.’
Ajer is Brentford boss’ Thomas Frank’s second signing of the summer time switch window
Ajer had been at Celtic for 5 years after becoming a member of from Norwegian membership Begin as a youngster. The 23-year-old made 170 appearances at Parkhead and received the ‘Treble Treble’ between 2018 and 2020.
Now the switch has been authorised, it has supplied a big enhance to the funds out there to Ange Postecoglou’s squad rebuild at Celtic this summer time.
The newly-appointed Australian boss landed £4.2m defender Carl Starfelt from Rubin Kazan as Ajer’s substitute, having already secured Israeli winger Liel Abada in £3.4m transfer from Maccabi Petah Tikva.
Brentford (above) are getting ready for his or her first ever Premier League marketing campaign this season
In the meantime, Ajer is Brentford’s second signing of the summer time after they accomplished a deal for midfielder Frank Onyeka this week, who signed a five-year deal from the Bees’ sister membership FC Midtjylland.
The Nigerian additionally penned a five-year contract after being granted a piece allow and can bear a interval of isolation to be prepared for Brentford’s debut Premier League match towards Arsenal on August 13.
Ajer will compete for a beginning spot alongside Bees centre-back choices Pontus Jansson, Ethan Pinnock, Christian Norgaard and Charlie Goode in Frank’s Brentford this season.