By Alex Taylor
Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer has revealed that he will become a doctor one day after his footballing career is over.
The 18-year-old signed a pre-contract agreement with the Bhoys in February while still with Norwegian club Start and has cost Celtic £750,000.
The multi-faceted youngster has combined his studies with football over the last few years in addition to running his own fashion blog and photography website.
“Yeah. I finished my second year at the school and will finish my third year while I’m here in Glasgow,” Ajer told Herald Scotland. “I will finish my third year at college then I’ll study medicine after at the University of Glasgow.”
“One day when I end my career I’ll be a doctor hopefully.”
Ajer’s plans are a shock, given that few top-level footballers in the modern game combine playing with their studies, while even fewer have ever moved into medicine at the end of their careers.
The former Lillestrom man played 11 times this season and provided one assist as his side finished bottom of the Tippeligaen.
The 6ft 5in central midfielder will now join up with Brendan Rodgers as the Hoops will fight to retain their SPL crown against arch rivals Rangers, who rejoin the Scottish top division for the first time in four years.