Kris Ajer has split from the agent who claimed the Norwegian defender would leave Celtic this summer.

Tore Pedersen warned Parkhead chiefs and supporters that Ajer would depart Glasgow for bigger things this year. It came as clubs such as Leicester City, AC Milan and Sevilla were all reportedly keen on the player.

Ajer, though, seemingly distanced himself from a move out of Celtic after manager Neil Lennon weighed in on Pedersen's claims, suggesting the centre-half was happy at Parkhead.

And now he has officially parted company from his former representative, completing a deal to join Dutch-based agency SEG. Pedersen refused to be drawn on exactly why Ajer had refused to re-sign an extension to their partnership, though he did confirm to Norwegian media that it had been the case.

He said: "My contract with Kris expired this May. Why wasn't it renewed? Kris must answer about his choice, if he wants to.

"Did I want to renew? Yes of course. Kris is a brilliant guy, and a very good central defender. I have followed his career since he was 15 years old. I wish him all the best in the future."