Report: Norwegian wonderkid Kristoffer Ajer travels to Glasgow, will begin training with Celtic

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Start midfielder Kristoffer Ajer will begin training with Celtic this week.

According to TV2 in Norway, IK Start's teenage sensation Kristoffer Ajer has flown to Glasgow in order to begin training with Celtic.

A year after Martin Odegaard, one of the world's most hyped wonderkids, left Stromsgodset to join Real Madrid, it seems that the chase is on to land another Norwegian sensation.

Midfielder Ajer, 17, left Lillestrom in 2014 in order to join Start, and has since been regarded as one of the world's most promising teenagers.

At a towering 6ft 5in, Ajer is a huge central midfielder who has been regarded as one of the future stars of Norwegian football, alongside the aforementioned Odegaard.

Now, it seems that Celtic could land a coup by signing Ajer, with TV2 reporting that the teenager has flown to Glasgow with his father, and will begin training with the Bhoys on Wednesday.

TV2 also carry quotes from Start director Even Bransdal, who has admitted that having been called by Celtic, he has given permission to Ajer to go and train with Ronny Deila's men.

"Kristoffer has been allowed to visit Celtic," said Brandsdal. "We got a call from Celtic, and felt that Ajer deserved to get the chance," he added.

Deila will be familiar with what his compatriot can do, and with just one year left on his contract at Start, a permanent move during this month's transfer window is possible - if Ajer impresses during his week-long trial period with the Bhoys.

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