Celtic Boss Neil Lennon Keen to Keep Hold of AC Milan Target Kris Ajer

Kris Ajer

Celtic defender Kris Ajer continues to be linked with a potential switch to Italian giants AC Milan. However, Neil Lennon is keen to keep hold of the Norwegian centre-back.

Celtic Keen to Keep Kris Ajer Despite AC Milan Interest

 Important Part of the Celtic Squad

The centre-back has played in nearly 100 games since his move to Celtic, and yet he is still just 22 years of age.

He has become one of their most important players and a mainstay in the squad. His showings for the club have resulted in interest from afar – namely Italy and AC Milan.

According to Gianluca DiMarzio, the Serie A club are well prepared to launch a bid after having a good look at the player and deciding that they are keen on Ajer.

In fact, these reports are also claiming that they’re preparing to launch a bid worth around €15 million.

Bid Will Have to Much Higher

However, boss Neil Lennon believes that any bid for the 22-year old will have to be much higher to convince him to let the defender leave the club this summer.

Speaking to BBC Radio Scotland (via the Daily Record) about the player after Celtic’s 3-2 win over Livingston yesterday. He said about the speculation: “It’s disappointing on the day of the game that this comes out, because that can be unsettling for the player, but I thought particularly second half he had a real strong game, and we don’t want to sell him.

“I’m not convinced £14 million would cut it anyway.”

Ajer’s Career so Far

Ajer started his career at the tender age of just 15 in the Tippeligaen Start in his native Norway. After playing in 30 games for the club at just 16, he began to catch the eye from teams further afield.

Eventually, he secured a transfer to Celtic, before spending the 2016/17 campaign with Kilmarnock. He featured 16 times for the Scottish club, before returning to Glasgow to become a first-team regular.

Now, after making his mark in the SPL, it looks as if Serie A could be the next port of call for Ajer.

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