By Alan Hutton

2nd Sep, 2020 | 6:00pm

'I'd be Raging' - Exclusive: Pundit rips into Celtic colossus after transfer reveal

Alan Hutton admits he would be “raging” if he was Neil Lennon as Kristoffer Ajer tries to engineer a move out of Celtic.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Rangers and Scotland defender ripped into the Norway international for his off-pitch behaviour at Parkhead.

As revealed by Football Insider, the 22-year-old centre-backs is one of the Hoops stars who has left Lennon fuming with his attitude behind-the-scenes.

Without naming names, the Celtic boss revealed certain members of his squad had told him they want to seal a move away from Parkhead this summer.

It is understood that Ajer is among those who have expressed their desire to leave.

Hutton believes that while it is okay to want to move clubs, the Celtic star has let himself down with his performances and his off-field behaviour.

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Hutton told Football Insider: “I’d be raging personally, as a manager. You have to be professional about it and if you look at the likes of Morelos, that’s not the right way to go about it.

“Look at Kent – he doesn’t want to leave but that is the right way of going about it. You have to give your all, you’ve signed a contract with a club.

“If you want to leave for whatever reason, that’s fine, but you still have to maintain your performances and play to a standard for the club that you’re at.

“That’s how it works. I think to have your head turned and your up and down performances and you’re not concentrating the way that you should, I just don’t think, it doesn’t bode well for you as a player moving forward.

“I think if you knuckle down and work hard, alright, you tell him you want to leave, if something happens, fair enough, if something doesn’t you’re still in with Celtic, the fans love you, you’re working hard, that’s a given.

“I think to sulk about it and go in and say you want a move and not put in the performances, I think is poor.” 

In other Celtic news, a former Scotland star has been left wowed as the Hoops agree terms for a “top-quality” signing.