Reported Newcastle United transfer target Kris Ajer is ‘outstanding’ and ‘an unbelievable professional’.
That is the verdict of ex-Magpies midfielder Lee Clark, who has been speaking about the Norway international on the NUFC Matters YouTube channel.
Ajer remains heavily linked with Newcastle.
It was claimed a few days ago that he is all set to become the club’s first signing of the summer.
One suspects it won’t be a straightforward deal.
Lots of fans are hoping to see him pitch up at St. James’ Park, and Clark – who has managed Ajer at Kilmarnock – is definitely part of the ‘Ajer in’ camp.
He said: “He is an outstanding player. I have seen quotes of £6-8 million out there – he is definitely a player you can improve and he will be worth a lot more than that.
“When we had him at Kilmarnock he used to play centre-mid with Sean (Longstaff), I had the two of them in there.
“He is an unbelievable professional – he was captain of Norway when he was still a teenager.”
Clark testimony is encouraging
Clearly Ajer has fantastic potential.
Between this and the comparisons to Virgil van Dijk, he seems like someone who could make a big impact.
It’s possible the club could be losing both Federico Fernandez and Florian Lejeune this summer, and Newcastle just need to get it done.