Journalist Arilas Ould-Saada recently posted a tweet about Ajer, which carried some of the Norwegian’s quotes regarding his future at Celtic.
Ajer told Norwegian outlet VG about his wishes to leave Celtic in the summer, stating that something will happen this summer regarding his future and it’ll be best for both parties that he departs. He also admitted that he wants to play in one of the top five leagues (via The Athletic).
Is Ajer good enough for the Premier League?
Ould-Saada’s tweet carried these comments and it drew the attention of many Celtic supporters, who made their views clear about the player.
What did Celtic fans make of the news about Ajer?
“Part of the problem at Celtic last year, can’t defend a set piece and powderpuff for his size. Will get found out playing at a higher level imo. Can bring a ball out well but defensively suspect.“
“He thinks he is better than he is and that is the problem! He has seen better players leave and do half decent he will get found out and if he thinks Newcastle is better than Celtic he needs to have a word with himself! Scrapping to avoid relegation!“
“Don’t let him play another game.”
“Never a centre-half in his life. He’s poor in the air for his size, jumps into tackles when he doesn’t need to, good going forward though and good at right-back. Not as proficient as he thinks he is but still young and learning. Newcastle for the increased salary is about right.”
“The overrated myth of a defender. Anything over £1m would be daylight robbery.”
“Not a defender for me, if he wants away then he goes. Owes us nothing we owe him nothing. We move on as we are Glasgow Celtic.”
“Big tall defender who cannot head a ball for toffee. Good luck fella.”
These Celtic fans wouldn’t be against the idea of Ajer leaving and they’re making their negative views clear about his abilities.
While they don’t seem to rate Ajer as a player, the Norwegian has been a regular for Celtic over the last few seasons and apart from playing at centre-back, he has occasionally played at right-back for the club during his time at Parkhead (as per Transfermarkt).
It shows his value to the club’s team in recent seasons and it might be a reflection of the fact that Ajer might be tough to replace because of how regularly he played for the club.