CELTIC defender Kristoffer Ajer’s former club have revealed they insisted on a significant sell-on clause in the defender’s contract.

The 22-year-old Norwegian international centre-back was signed by his countryman Ronny Delia from IK Start for £650,000 in 2016.

Ajer, who has a new agent after sacking his long-time adviser Tor Pedersen, as CQN reported, still has two years to run on his Parkhead contract.

His ex-adviser insisted the skyscraper stopper would be on his way from the champions and that has alerted the likes of former boss Brendan Rodgers at Leicester City and AC Milan.

There have already been suggestions he is rated in the £20million bracket by the Hoops which would bring his old club something in the region of £1.35million of much-needed revenue to the

Former IK Start director Ogrey Brandsdal, speaking in the Daily Record, admitted: “When we sold him to Celtic, we were also in a very tight financial position and that made the negotiations very pressurised.

“But from the very first moment we saw Kristoffer, we knew he would be playing in the top leagues one day.

“So, although we needed the money urgently, we sacrificed some of it, so we could add the sell-on clause. We took a long-term view of his career.”

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