Kristoffer Ajer admits dialogue with Celtic, talks up possible transfer before deadline

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IK Start midfielder Kristoffer Ajer was recently on trial with Celtic.

Norwegian wonderkid Kristoffer Ajer is quoted by The Scottish Sun as saying that he has had good dialogue with Celtic following his trial at Celtic.

Ajer, 17, is one of Norway's hottest young prospects alongside Real Madrid's Martin Odegaard, and his performances have been attracting plenty of interest.

Recently, the 6ft 5in midfielder spent time training with Celtic, as manager Ronny Deila ran the rule over the teenage sensation to weigh up a permanent deal.

Ajer would be in good company at Celtic; Norwegian boss Deila and Norway international Stefan Johansen would both be able to help him settle in to life at Celtic Park.

Ajer's trial ended earlier this month, and he has now returned to Norway with Start, but his contract is set to expire in the summer, meaning clubs all around Europe are looking to sign him.

The Daily Mail reported earlier this month that Celtic were looking to beat the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham, Hertha Berlin and Roma to Ajer's signature by handing him the trial, enabling him to spend time with the Bhoys squad before evening signing.

Now, Ajer has been quoted by The Scottish Sun as saying that he has had good dialogue with Celtic about a permanent move, and even hinted that he could make a move before Monday's transfer deadline.

"It went well at Celtic and I certainly have good dialogue with the club," said Ajer. "So we'll see when, or if, there will be a transfer there. There are a few days left in the window and anything can happen," he added.

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