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‘One of our brightest leaves’ ‘how money ruins football’ ‘actually good business’ Celtic fans react to inevitable exit

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Kris Ajer’ departure from Celtic moved a step closer today with the news that he had passed his medical at Brentford.

The defender has spent five seasons at Celtic, developing from a raw teenage midfielder into the club’ most accomplished and reliable central defender.

Leaving for seems to be some sort of issue for some but it isn’t the club that matters to Ajer it is the league. Playing in one of the five richest leagues was the goal for the player with Celtic getting a nice return on a player within a year of his contract expiring.

A year ago edged Celtic for the signing of Ivan Toney, the former Peterborough striker then scored the goals that took his new club into the EPL. Now they have the finances to sign one of the few Celtic players to emerge with credit from last season.

Newcastle, Norwich and Bayer Leverkusen have all been linked with Ajer since the season ended, with their emphasis on money-ball and analysis it seems that the EPL newcomers value Ajer higher than his other suitors.

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