Kristoffer Ajer wanted to leave Celtic in the summer transfer window and his intention was first made public by his former agent Tore Pedersen in March.

The centre-back changed agents in June and was regularly linked with AC Milan. The window closed on October 5th and the 22-year-old couldn’t get a move away from the Scottish Premiership club. 

Leicester City were also credited with an interest as Brendan Rodgers trained the Norway international during his time with the Bhoys. 

Ajer is currently on international duty and this allowed the Norwegian press to have a chat with him. The Hoops defender, however, refused to comment on why he failed to find a new club in the last window. 

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“I don’t want to comment too much on what the summer was like, but there was clearly a lot of interest,” Ajer told VG.

“I have great, great respect for the club I am at. I have a little over a year and a half left. Celtic have given me a lot. 

“They have given me almost 150 games for the club and an incredible number of great experiences.”

“I play for a club that means so much to so many, so I have not had any stress at all to get going. It is an incredibly big season for the club and I am really looking forward to it.”

Neil Lennon’s defender was categorically asked about Milan. Responding to that, the Celtic player said: “There’s been interest, but I’m dealing with a Celtic contract and I’m very happy with that.”

When further quizzed about the comments made by his former agent Pedersen. He said, “I don’t comment on anything about transfer rumours.

“I am very happy at Celtic, have just over a year and a half left on my contract and respect the club I play for. I do not comment at all about transfers.”