Since arriving at Celtic from IK Start in what was a £540k deal back in 2016, Ajer has gone on to become a regular part of the Hoops first-team setup, featuring 165 times for the club, chipping in with six goals and providing five assists along the way.
In the £3.6 million-rated 22-year-old’s latest start for Neil Lennon’s side, the Bhoys’ 1-0 victory over the Dons on Wednesday evening, Ajer turned in a fantastic performance, winning six of his eight duels, making two tackles, two interceptions and blocking one shot, culminating in a SofaScore match rating of 7.4.
And, the Norway international’s performance did not go unnoticed by the Celtic fans, many of whom took to Twitter to heap considerable praise on the young defender.
Will Celtic keep Ajer this summer?
So, what exactly did these Celtic fans have to say in reaction to Kristoffer Ajer’s performance against Aberdeen?
“Ajer, what a guy! Celtic through and through.”
“Kris Ajer been outstanding recently, a great win tonight – not the prettiest second half but will take it. If Griffiths put the performances in Ajeti/Klimala have put in then he would be tortured. Griff when he doesn’t play well still scores goals. Other 2 aren’t Celtic class!!”
“Ajer carried us tonight”
“I can’t see it but I’d love us to talk Ajer into a new contract and giving us another year…”
“Kris Ajer is a such a leader, it always shows in games like these. Happy five-year anniversary, big man!”
“Big Ajer outstanding, the big Norwegian Viking wiz like a big stunning Fjord tonight. Roald Dahl will be so proud tonight.”
“Going to be some shift replacing Ajer & Eddy in the summer.”
All in all, it would appear that these Celtic fans were delighted with the performance of Ajer against Aberdeen, and after looking at the centre-back’s statistics from the fixture, it is not difficult to understand why.