According to an exclusive report from 90min, Man City, Wolves, Everton and Leicester are on the hunt for Celtic colossus Kristoffer Ajer as the Sky Blues search for a towering centre-back who can plug gaping holes left by the absence of Fernandinho in his favoured defensive midfield position.
Ajer, who has started 28 games for the Hoops this season under manager Neil Lennon, playing a huge part in their title win after the SFA opted to halt the campaign, is now attracting interest from City and another trio of Premier League clubs – as well as from abroad courtesy of Paris-Saint Germain, Borussia Dortmund and AC Milan.
As well as impressing in the SPFL, Ajer has turned heads with his performances in the Europa League also – averaging the highest pass accuracy out of any Celtic defender over the course of their stay in the competition according to WhoScored.
Now, as per this report, City have displayed an interest in the towering 6ft 5 centre-back – who was even likened to Brazilian football icon Cafu by BBC pundit Neil McCann after being briefly shifted to the full-back position.
Should City sign Ajer for £35.9m?
Yes, absolute bargain
No, sign a more proven centre-back
A past piece from Calciomercato indicates that Celtic value their man at around €40 million (£35.9 million), with City and sporting director Txiki Begiristain now faced with a decision over whether or not the 22-year-old is worth that price tag.
However, 90min also claim that Leicester may hold an advantage in their attempts to lure him to the King Power stadium, as ex-Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers already has a connection to the Norwegian through his time in Glasgow.