Brentford break transfer record to sign Kristoffer Ajer from Celtic

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Brentford have broken their transfer record to sign defender Kristoffer Ajer from Celtic in a deal worth £13.5million.

The 23-year-old has progressed into a key player at Parkhead since arriving in Scotland as a teenager and is now making the step up to the Premier League.

Ajer has signed a five-year deal with the Premier League newcomers.

"We wanted to get another central defender in, and Kris was our first choice," Brentford boss Thomas Frank said.

"We think he fits the position specific profile perfectly, especially on the ball.

"Kris is very composed and can find the right passes between the lines. His level when bringing the ball forward is very high. As a defender he has the physicality that you need, and he won his duels when he played in the Scottish league. He can help us in both boxes, with his strength in the air.

"He is a player at a good age, and we think he come straight in and be ready to perform in the Premier League. But he also fits the way we want to recruit players and work with them. He can develop as a player and both Brentford FC and Kris can move to a higher level in the coming years."

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