Newcastle United target Kristoffer Ajer has moved a step closer to joining Brentford in the last few moments, with Sky Sports confirming he’s just passed a medical at the West London club.
He’s not the only centre-back we’ve missed out on either, with Wolves talent Dion Sanderson penning a new deal at Molineux before securing a loan move to Birmingham City.
The former Sunderland loanee would’ve been one for the future, but the fact we had a £1m bid rejected for the 21-year-old and were then outmuscled by newly promoted Brentford over a deal for Ajer speaks volumes about our pitiful attempts to strengthen this summer.
Here’s what Sky Sports have released this afternoon, confirming the latter is now on the brink of a £13.5m move to Brentford:
Back in May it was reported that we had agreed a deal to sign the ball-playing Norwegian, but fast forward two months and we’ve watched on while a potential relegation rival beat us to a deal.
With the takeover now a non-starter until arbitration resumes in 2022 and no signings made with less than four weeks to go until the new season kicks off, it’s time for Mike Ashley to repair at least some of the damage with a few new arrivals.
Time to re-sign Willock – even if it’s on loan – bring in a mobile centre-back who is comfortable on the ball and a striker capable of filling in for Wilson when needed.