A lot of Newcastle United fans appeared confused on Twitter as to how Celtic are now wanting £20 million for Kristoffer Ajer.
Should Newcastle pay £20 million for Ajer?
However, Ajer’s price has now skyrocketed up to £20 million, according to The Athletic, which could put off all three of Newcastle, Brentford and Norwich City who had been linked with the defender.
With Steve Bruce’s budget set to be £50 million, spending £20 million on one player in a position that they are already stocked up on would be a strange move.
What have these Newcastle fans been saying?
Newcastle operated with three centre-backs during the back-end of last season, which saw them lose just three times in their last 13 league games and with Florian Lejeune returning from his loan spell in Spain, another central defender arriving would not appear worthwhile at the moment.
However, Lejeune has been linked with a move away from Tyneside this summer himself and that could force Bruce’s hand if he wants three central defenders to be starting the Premier League next season as well as sufficient cover.