By Alex Stevens

Kristoffer Ajer has admitted that he is feeling low ahead of his transfer to Celtic.

The new signing from Norwegian club IK Start arrives in Glasgow next month after signing a four-year contract in the January window.

The 18-year-old midfielder signed off in humiliating fashion in Norway when his club lost 5-0 to Stabaek, who are managed by former Scotland midfielder Billy McKinlay.

Ajer admitted it was hardly the ideal way to say his goodbye to the club he first captained at the age of 16 and now he cannot wait to get to Celtic.

“It’s been a season in which I and the rest of the team have not performed well enough,” Ajer said, as quoted by the Record. “Right now I have to admit I feel low but I will pick myself up and concentrate about my move to Celtic.

“But this was not the way I wanted to say farewell to the fans who have been great for me and they were very nice again.

“I just hope the rest of the players can keep us up in the second half of the season.”

Ajer leaves Start with the side bottom of the table with no wins from their first 13 games.

In other Celtic news, seven senior players could leave the club in the summer transfer window.