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Sport Celtic transfers: Club expect transfer bid for 'part of the problem'

00:03  24 june  2021
00:03  24 june  2021 Source:   givemesport.com

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Celtic have received a transfer bid from the Premier League side, although one would hope that the player remains at Parkhead for the foreseeable future. A number of players are expected to depart Celtic over the course of the summer transfer window. This includes first-team stars like Odsonne Edouard, Kristoffer Ajer and Ryan Christie, all of whom have one year or less remaining on their current deals with the club . But it looks like it is not only the first-team stars who are wanted by clubs around Europe.

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Celtic expect a bid from Newcastle United for defender Kristoffer Ajer, according to The Athletic.

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What's the latest Celtic transfer news?

The Norwegian defender has been linked with a move to St James' Park as he comes towards the final year of his contract with the Glasgow giants.

Indeed, the 23-year-old's agents are believed to have been aware of the club's interest for months after the Premier League side scouted him extensively.

No offer has yet been made and there is thought to be interest from Norwich City and Bayer Leverkusen.

How much could Ajer cost to sign?

In March, The Daily Mail claimed Newcastle were preparing to launch an £8m offer in an attempt to tempt Celtic into selling.

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Saliba was expected to be a part of the first-team setup at Arsenal next season but Newcastle, Nice, Marseille and others clubs are waiting to pounce. Getty Images. Leicester City have identified Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie as a transfer target - according to The Daily Mail . Brendan Rodgers is a keen admirer of the 26-year-old, whose current deal is due to expire in January. Leicester are hoping to win the race for Christie's signature ahead of Nice, who saw an £8m bid for the Celtic star rejected in January.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has been warned to expect a transfer battle for Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama, as a number of Premier League clubs will be interested in signing the former Hoops star. The Hoops had been linked with a January transfer window move for the Spurs midfielder. Wanyama has fallen down the pecking order at Tottenham, and has been looking for a way out of the club . Having previously played at Parkhead, he was reportedly keen on a move back north of the border.

Those at Parkhead are believed to value him higher but, given he will be free to talk to foreign teams in around six months, they aren't exactly in a strong position.

Back in May, GIVEMESPORT brought you news that the club's hopes for a bidding war were fading. Former manager Brendan Rodgers had considered a move to bring Ajer down to Leicester City but has since ended his interest and, currently, there are no offers on the table despite the interest.

Would he be a big miss?

Almost certainly.

Granted, Celtic didn't enjoy a vintage season but Ajer has formed a major part of their success over the years, winning three league titles during his time there.

A regular in their successful sides under Rodgers and then briefly Neil Lennon, the fact that key players such as Scott Brown and potentially Odsonne Edouard won't be at the club next season would only make him a bigger loss.

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THE transfer window is SHUT and Neil Lennon was able to add that one signing he was hoping to secure before the deadline. Diego Laxalt has arrived from AC Milan on a season-long loan and will provide competition for Greg Taylor. The left-back becomes first Uruguayan to play for Celtic and Lennon's sixth and final signing of the CELTIC have not made a third bid for Charlton starlet Alfie Doughty – and could wait until January to land him on a pre-contract. The Hoops have had two bids rejected for the versatile left-sided Addicks player and were expected to return with an improved offer.

Saliba was expected to be a part of the first-team setup at Arsenal next season but Newcastle, Nice, Marseille and others clubs are waiting to pounce. Getty Images. Leicester City have identified Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie as a transfer target - according to The Daily Mail. Brendan Rodgers is a keen admirer of the 26-year-old, whose current deal is due to expire in January. Leicester are hoping to win the race for Christie's signature ahead of Nice, who saw an £8m bid for the Celtic star rejected in January.

Indeed, with a new manager in tow, relying on Ajer would surely have been helpful considering his previous exploits in the Scottish Premiership.

What have the pundits said?

Speaking to Football Insider in May, pundit Noel Whelan claimed he thought Celtic should have sold the player last summer.

“He should have played his last game before the start of the season.

“When a player comes out and tells you he wants to leave the football club. I’m sorry, you’ve got to go straight away.

“This is part of the problem. They have kept so many players who don’t want to be there.

“If they don’t want to be there, you should get shot of them straight away."

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