Incoming Celtic star Kristoffer Ajer set for striker role in Norway

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The Norwegian talent is an attacking midfielder by trade.

Celtic will be welcoming the talented Norwegian midfielder Kristoffer Ajer in the summer after agreeing a deal to sign the teenager earlier in the year.

The 17-year-old will join up with the club from current team Start in 2016 and it is hoped the 6ft 5in star can become a real hit in Scottish football.

The midfielder is an attacking midfielder who can be a real goal threat and it seems he might be playing even further up the pitch in the weeks prior to his Celtic career beginning.

His manager Steinar Pedersen has told Aftenposten this week:

“We know what Ajer did there last year and we know he can play there and we know he has the physical ability and capacity to play as a forward.

“Now it's about how we choose to line-up for the Molde game.

“Is Ajer a striking option? Yes, he certainly can be.”

Meanwhile Ajer himself has said he would be happy to play up front once again:

“It worked well last year, and there is no reason why it cannot work just as well now.

“I'm good at taking care of the ball, and then I score goals when I get the opportunity, even though it was not like that in the last match.”

Start are currently 12th in the Norwegian Eliteserien but have managed just one goal in their opening three games.

The hope will no doubt be that Ajer’s physicality can help Start begin finding the net on a more regular basis.

Celtic will no doubt be happy with this extra string to their incoming talent’s bow. If he can bring some goals to Celtic Park that would be gratefully accepted.

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