Brentford nears the signing of Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer as Norwegian completes his medical check before sealing £13.5m and transferring to the new Premier League boys
- Kristoffer Ajer has completed a medical check at Brentford ahead of his £13.5m transfer
- The newly promoted side is now about to sign the Celtic defender
- Ajer was wanted by Newcastle, Norwich City and Bayer Leverkusen
Kristoffer Ajer has completed a medical with Brentford ahead of his £13.5m transfer from Celtic.
The newly promoted side is eager to add a center back to their ranks before the top campaign kicks off and has been talking about Ajer for the past few days.
The Norwegian went public early last month with his desire to leave Celtic and had sparked interest from the likes of Newcastle, Norwich City and Bayer Leverkusen.
Kristoffer Ajer has completed a medical with Brentford ahead of his £13.5m transfer from Celtic
Thomas Frank wanted to add a defender to his ranks before the Premier League season starts
Celtic have rejected a £10million offer from Norwich but are now on the brink of paying a significant sum for a player in the final year of his contract.
A deal for the 23-year-old is believed to have been agreed and will be formally announced once the final details are ironed out.
The Scottish giants drew 1-1 with Brentford’s sister club FC Midtjylland in a Champions League qualifier on Tuesday evening, but Ajer was not involved.
Brentford has also confirmed the signing of midfielder Frank Onyeka to a five-year deal from Midtjylland.
Ivan Toney (right) scored on Tuesday night when Brentford defeated Boreham Wood in a friendly match
The Nigerian was the club’s first signing this summer, signing a five-year contract after being given a work permit.
He must now undergo a period of isolation before he can start training with his new team-mates for their Premier League opener with Arsenal on August 13.
Brentford’s preparations continued on Tuesday evening with a friendly 2-0 win over Boreham Wood.
Ivan Toney and Tariqe Fosu found the back of the net in both halves in what turned out to be a comfortable win at Meadow Park.