By Alex Stevens

Celtic are considering sending youngster Kristoffer Ajer out on loan in January.

The 18-year-old has made just one senior appearance this season and has been restricted to the club’s youth team.

The midfielder arrived at Celtic Park in the summer after signing a pre-contract under ex-manager Ronny Deila.

Ajer is behind the likes of Stuart Armstrong, Callum McGregor and Liam Henderson in the midfield pecking order but the highly-rated Norwegian insists Parkhead boss Brendan Rodgers has been happy with his development.

“If we agree with the club and we find a team where I am going to play, then it is a possibility,” Ajer said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

“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.

“I am very happy with the way it is going here. I have a tough plan to improve my physical and technical skills.

“I feel I have developed well and I’ve got to know the environment at a good British club.

“Of course, I would have hoped to play more and get some first team opportunities, but I have only been here four months.

“I have been told Celtic are satisfied with my progress. This is a long-term project and the manager talks to me during training. I am pleased with how it is going.”

Ajer previously impressed at Norwegian side IK Start and made 60 senior appearances for them, scoring 13 goals and supplying seven assists.

Rodgers revealed last month a short term move away for the youngster could be best for both parties.

He said: “I’ll consider it. There is a possibility. I think players, like Kristoffer, would benefit from six months here to see how we work and what is expected at Celtic .

“But it also comes to a point where they need game time, and it must be at the correct club where they can develop.”

His current contract is set to expire in 2020 so he could be a player to look out for in the future.

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