Kristoffer Ajer names the position he really wants at Celtic

General View of Celtic park before the game

The youngster is a new signing at Celtic, and wants to play in midfield.

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Speaking to the club’s official website, new Celtic signing Kristoffer Ajer has said that he would prefer to play in a central midfield position next season.

The youngster arrived at Paradise this week, becoming the first signing of Brendan Rodgers’ reign at the club.

He arrives to boost the Hoops’ attacking options, with Anthony Stokes and Carlton Cole already having been released by the club this summer.

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But surprisingly, Ajer has insisted that he would prefer to pay in a central role for his new club, believes he is at his best in central midfield or as a deep lying midfielder.

“Brendan will decide where I play, but for me my favoured position which is central midfield or as a deep-lying midfielder,” he told "But I will play anywhere I am asked although I feel that is where I am best.”

Celtic's Scott Allan in actionCeltic's Scott Allan in action

Whether Ajer can break into the Celtic midfield however, remains to be seen, with it looking unlikely at present.

They are well stocked in that area of the team, and indeed last season the likes of Scott Allan struggled to make it into the team because of the numerous options that Ronny Deila had at his disposal.

Ajer may find himself in a similar position next season under Rodgers, and could be best served seeking a role elsewhere for the time being.

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