Borussia Dortmund are plotting a move for Celtic centre-back Kristoffer Ajer next summer. According to recent reports, the Bundesliga are keen on making a swoop for the Norwegian defender when the transfer window opens this summer.

The Hoops youngster has put in some eye-catching displays for the Glaswegian giants during the course of this season under the guidance of Brendan Rodgers. He signed for Celtic for a fee in the region of £500,000 from Start in the summer of 2016. The 19-year-old also had a short loan spell at Kilmarnock in the last campaign. Ajer has featured in 26 matches for Celtic this season across all competitions but is yet to find the back of the net.

Some sources are claiming that Peter Stöger’s side are prepared to inquire about his availability this summer ahead of a potential big-money switch at the end of the season. However, they will face stiff competition from Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton and Watford in pursuit of the teenager’s services. Dortmund chiefs still reckon that they are in pole position to land the player in the off-season.

With Ajer being touted to make a move in the summer, let’s take a look at three replacements for the Hoops to consider.

James Tarkowski

The Burnley centre-back has put in some impressive performances at the backline for Sean Dyche’s team during the course of this Premier League campaign. He will be the perfect replacement for Ajer and could turn out to be a clever signing for the Hoops if they…

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