£13.5 million player linked with Celtic return

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Celtic still have silverware to play for this season but a lot of fans will already have half an eye on the upcoming transfer window as well. There is a clear need for the Hoops to improve the squad over the summer. Yes, they have had a good end to the campaign but it would be a mistake to ignore all the stumbles along the way. Brendan Rodgers could definitely do with more quality and experience to pick his team from.

The defence is one area where Celtic are expected to improve over the summer. Cameron Carter-Vickers is an undisputed starter when fit and available. Liam Scales could do with some competition though.

Unexpectedly, it looks like Kristoffer Ajer could be a potential option for Celtic. There does seem to be some interest in bringing the Norwegian back to Parkhead as well.

At least that is the view of Frank McAvennie. And it is something that not many would have seen coming, considering that Ajer is playing regular first-team football for Brentford in the Premier League right now.

£13.5 million player linked with Celtic return

As reported by Football Insider, McAvennie said about the matter:

"Even Ajer, they’re talking about him coming back from Brentford.

“He’s a big centre-half and he’ll be a better player just by the fact he’s playing in England.

“They’ll be getting a better player than the one they let go."

McAvennie further added about Celtic's need for proven quality:

"I wouldn’t mind him back, we need players to go into Europe.

“Under Martin O’Neill, we brought in players like Sutton and Hartson. Those are the players we need to be signing."

It would be safe to say that a move for Ajer would be brilliant for Celtic. He was a quality player for the Hoops and would have only gotten better since leaving, having played in the Premier League.

That being said, it is hard to imagine Celtic signing Ajer in the summer. Firstly, it would take a major transfer fee to bring in someone who is a regular starter in the Premier League these days and has a long-term contract as well. Secondly, would the Norwegian be open to leaving the English top flight at 26 years of age to go back to Parkhead, where he has already won it all multiple times over?