Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer is set to rewarded for a series of good performances with his his first international call-up for Norway after it has emegered that he is on the radar of their manager Lars Lagerback.
The 19-year-old has replaced Jozo Simunovic in the heart of the Celtic defence following the 4-0 defeat to Hearts and since then the Hoops have kept five clean sheets in a row, as the player has shown great maturity in quickly becoming a leader in the team.
Ajer’s form hasn’t gone unnoticed in his homeland, which is why he is set to receive international honours from manager Lagerback, who admits he is a big fan of the Hoops ace.
“Kristoffer is a player we have been following closely”, Norway assistant manager Per Joar Hansen said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“He is physically strong and very good in the air. He is a leader and that is something that has been missing in Norwegian football.
“He must deal with heavy pressure all the time and deserves praise for the achievements.”
Ajer spent last season on-loan at Kilmarnock, and was on the fringes of the Hoops first-team until his recent run in the side.
His most recent game was the goal less draw against Rangers, where he impressed many not only with his defending but also his ability to bring the ball forward from defence to start attacks.
Ajer and the rest of his team-mates are currently on their winter break in Dubai, before they return to action against Brechin in the Scottish Cup on the 20th of January, in a game which Ajer will be expected to start, perhaps alongside new signing Marvin Compper.
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