Vidar Riseth makes prediction about Celtic-bound Kristoffer Ajer, explains why player will be surprised

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Vidar Riseth believes Kristoffer Ajer will be surprised by Celtic's supporters.

Former Celtic ace Vidar Riseth has told the Scottish Herald that he thinks Kristoffer Ajer will be surprised by the Bhoys fans.

Ajer, 17, has been tipped as one of Norway's rising stars, alongside Real Madrid's Martin Odegaard and West Ham United's Martin Samuelsen, and now Ajer looks set to get his big move out of Norway too.

The 6ft 5in midfielder has been starring with IK Start, and recently underwent a trial period with Celtic, as his compatriot Ronny Deila weighed up whether to sign Ajer permanently.

Now, as reported by the Daily Record, Ajer has arrived in Glasgow to put the finishing touches on a permanent deal with Celtic, where he will join in the summer for a fee of around £800,000.

One man well qualified to talk about Norwegian talent and Celtic is Vidar Riseth, who played 52 times for Norway and 56 times for Celtic during an 18-year professional career.

Riseth has told the Scottish Herald that he thinks Ajer is a good signing for Celtic, but predicted that the teenager won't have a permanent place in the first-team during his first season with the Bhoys, as Deila will instead look to develop him slowly.

Riseth also believes that Ajer will be surprised by the Celtic fans, and thinks he will play with goosebumps when he makes his Bhoys debut.

"It is a very good choice, I think," said Riseth. "Firstly, Ronny Deila is there and he has shown that he is willing to put faith in young players. I believe he will get playing time and be given a chance next season, but I would not expect him to have a permanent place. Nobody will expect too much of him in his first season."

"Ajer will probably be surprised at how the fans are there. It's fantastic to be a Celtic player. You can not get any bigger when it comes to fans. Celtic supporters are also especially supportive of younger players. In his debut, he will definitely play with goosebumps," he added.

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