Celtic star ready to give up on first team hopes in January


Yet to make his Scottish Premiership debut for Celtic, young Hoops midfielder Kristoffer Ajer has admitted he could complete a loan switch this January transfer window, report the Evening Times.

The 18-year-old Norwegian star was signed by Ronny Deila back in February but has only made the Bhoys’ first team squad once under Brendan Rodgers for the Hoops’ 3-0 victory over Lincoln Red Imps in the Champions League qualifying stages.

Coming on for a cameo appearance on that occasion, Ajer hasn’t figured since and Ajer has claimed a loan move is probably the best thing for his development.

Ajer claimed: “If we agree with the club and we find a team where I am going to play, then it is a possibility.

“At Celtic, I am still a kid. It’s different from Norway when people think you are too old when you are 18! Here you are a boy until you are 22.”

Referring to the fact Celtic are a “long-term project”, Ajer still clearly envisages his future at Parkhead but only afforded development fixtures so far this term, you can see why a loan switch makes sense this January.

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