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5 things you need to know about Celtic new signing, who is “really happy” for the Parkhead move

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Kristoffer Ajer has arrived in Glasgow ahead of completing a move to Celtic. The Norwegian midfielder travelled on Tuesday afternoon ahead of securing a transfer to the Scottish giants on a four-year deal.

“I’m really happy. I enjoyed it last time,” Ajer told BBC Scotland after landing at Glasgow Airport. It’s a big club, so we will see what will happen and tomorrow I will talk to them more.”

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The 17-year-old spent a week on trial at Lennoxtown in January, impressing manager and compatriot Ronny Deila enough for him to recommend that the player be offered a long-term contract. Today the Bhoys have officially announced that Norwegian midfielder  join the club in June, 2016.

Here are five interesting things about the Hoops new signing:

  • The Norwegian, has the same agent as the Bhoys boss Ronny Deila – Tore Pedersen.
  • Ajer is a member of Norwegian youth national team – he has made four appearances for the under-15 side and in his 12 appearances for the under-16 team he scored one goal. He also netted in his debut for the under-17’s.
  • The former Lillestrom SK player can move as a free agent at the end of the season. He is already 196cm tall and could grow to around 2m by the time he joins the club this summer.
  • Ajer can play as a defensive, central and attacking midfielder, but he once started as a centre-forward in a 4-0 loss against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Molde FK.
  • In total he scored 13 goals and added five assists for Steinar Pedersen’s IK Start, since his move from Lillestrom.


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