Celtic fans react on Twitter as highly-rated midfielder scores stunning strike
By Will Butcher
Celtic’s new signing Kristoffer Ajer has impressed fans on Twitter after producing a wonderful strike for Norway’s Under-18 side.
The 18-year-old timed a shot to perfection from a tight angle as Norway’s youth side produced an impressive 3-1 victory over Romania, with Ajer scoring his side’s second.
Ajer himself posted the goal on his personal Twitter account, as the Celtic youngster continues to try and impress Rangers boss Brendan Rodgers.
Avansement ????⚽️ pic.twitter.com/JG2RFQXIU1
— Kristoffer Ajer (@KristofferAjer) October 8, 2016
Celtic’s 6ft 5in colossus moved to Glasgow earlier this summer after an impressive two-year stint with Norwegian outfit Start, making his debut aged just three months after his 16th birthday.
Fans were impressed with their young star, with many calling for Rodgers to give him a chance in the senior side.
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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
keep smashing them in son you'll be anchoring our midfield in no time ! ????⚽????
— Llewyn???????????? (@Llewyn_Davis61) October 8, 2016
Hope Brendan is paying attention.
— Chris Henderson (@TheRebelTreble) October 8, 2016
— martin mccluskey (@cluskey75) October 9, 2016
@KristofferAjer Great point Christian, give him some game time soon
— ChicoML2 (@chicoML2) October 8, 2016
Nice finish. The boy definitely has something… https://t.co/wLNE4hWQkf
— Celtic Faithful (@CelticFaithful_) October 9, 2016
Ajer with a great goal for Norway! https://t.co/tT3lPcOTFV
— Celtic Transfer talk (@CelticTransfer1) October 8, 2016
Ajer has made just one Hoops appearance since his move which was believed to be worth £500,000, playing a part against Gibraltar’s part-time outfit Lincoln Red Imps in a 3-0 Champions League qualifying win.
With former Liverpool boss Rodgers still unsure on who he wants to partner captain Scott Brown in midfield, this latest goal could give Ajer a way into the side after the likes of Nir Bitton, Stuart Armstrong and Scott Allen have failed to impress.
The Norwegian youth side now face the Netherlands in their next match, in what will be an intriguing test of Ajer’s development.
In other Celtic news, this defender could be set to exit Celtic Park as Europe’s heavyweights begin to circle.