Kristoffer Ajer discusses transfer speculation, amid Celtic and Tottenham interest

Ajer has been linked with Celtic, Tottenham and Arsenal, and he has commented on the transfer speculation.

The Scotsman reported on Celtic’s interest in Ajer yesterday, and he has been quoted in the Herald as discussing the transfer speculation.

The young Norwegian midfielder said: “Of course it’s fun, but not something I think about. The only thing I think of now is that Start will not be relegated.”

The Herald story also claims that Tottenham and Arsenal have been looking at the playmaker, but he has refused to be drawn into the speculation concerning his future.

Currently playing for Start in his home country of Norway, the 17-year-old is a key player to their survival hopes, with the club currently sitting just out of the relegation places.

He set up the only goal in their 5-1 loss to Bodo/Glimt at the weekend, and Start are now just three points off the relegation places. They are on a downward spiral, and losing Ajer would likely send them down to the second division at the end of this season.

Thankfully for the Norwegian side, their young asset is not pushing for a move away, even if he admits it is ‘fun’ to be linked with such big teams - such as Premier League sides Spurs and Arsenal, or Celtic, who are guaranteed silverware every year.

It is likely that Ajer will leave Start this summer, as if an offer is made the club will need the money from a sale, but it is good to see he appears a humble youngster, and is not pushing for a move away as he hopes to keep his team in the top flight.

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