Celtic supporters on Twitter have lavished Kristoffer Ajer with praise after the 19-year-old centre-back received his first call-up for the Norwegian national side.

The teenager, who has been been a stand-out performer for the Hoops since becoming a first-team regular in December, made the announcement on his personal Twitter page.

“Really proud to receive my first senior call-up for Norway. A dream come true” the young Celt said.


The news has gone down well supporters who feel that he has fully deserved the call-up, with one going as far as to dub him the “Norwegian (Paolo) Maldini”.

Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter to Ajer’s announcement:

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Ajer has been a revelation for the Hoops since he replaced Jozo Simunovic in the team following the 4-0 loss to Hearts in December.

He has managed to successfully navigate a series of fixtures alongside a variety of partners, as he played alongside the likes of Simunovic, Dedryck Boyata and Jack Hendry at times.

The fact that he has managed to hold down a place in the first team and arguably become the best centre-back at the club at only 19-years-old shows that he has a massive future in the game, and supporters will hope that future is at Celtic.

In other Celtic news, the Hoops are considering making Odsonne Edouard’s loan deal a permanent one

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