Leicester leading race for star defender’s signature

Brendan Rodgers, Leicester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Brendan Rodgers, Leicester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) /

Leicester City are apparently winning the race to sign Celtic’s towering centre-back Kristoffer Ajer, who previously played under Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers.

Can Leicester City retain their stars during the summer transfer window? That is a difficult question to answer; though it is possibly made more clear by knock-on effects from the coronavirus. Meaning many clubs around the globe will be spending less money, essentially.

Does this mean that the Foxes will not lose any of their standout players? No. Realistically, any one of them could be lured to a superclub such as Barcelona, Real Madrid or Paris Saint-Germain. Most likely only via a particularly ridiculously high bid; as Leicester’s ownership do not allow themselves to be ‘bullied’ by bigger teams.

Hopefully for the East Midlanders’ fans they can keep their talented squad together. We’ve all witnessed them disrupting the established Premier League ‘big boys’. Another element to Leicester maintaining their push as ‘big six’ candidates, is continuing to use cheaper yet impressive signings to bolster the roster.

Leicester City apparently winning race for defender

The Foxes have long been linked with Celtic’s Norwegian international centre-half, Kristoffer Ajer. Now 90MIN says, exclusively, that Brendan Rodgers’ side are “leading a number of Premier League and European clubs tracking” Ajer. In fact, the 22-year-old is thought to be being lined up as a future Jonny Evans replacement at King Power Stadium.

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Additionally, the outlet states that the clubs being ‘beaten’ to Norway’s defender are: Manchester City, Everton, Wolverhampton Wanderers, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund.