Jim Duffy says Kristoffer Ajer has been outstanding for Celtic

A general view of the stadium prior to kickoff during the UEFA Champions League group C match between Celtic FC and VfL Borussia Moenchengladbach at Celtic Park on October 19, 2016 in...

Kristoffer Ajer has been playing well for Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic so far this season.

Celtic's Carly Musonda (L) celebrates with Celtic's Norwegian midfielder Kristoffer Ajer at the final whistle during the UEFA Europa League football match between Celtic and Zenit Saint...

Greenock Morton manager Jim Duffy has written in The Scottish Sun that Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer has been outstanding so far this season.

Duffy, who started his career at Celtic but failed to break into the first team and subsequently moved to Morton before playing for Dundee and Partick Thistle, has also stated that the 19-year-old central defender is a candidate for the Young Player of the Year.

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“Kristoffer Ajer has been outstanding and I see him as a candidate to be named Young Player of the Year,” Duffy wrote in The Scottish Sun.

Lyon's forward Houssem Aouar (R) vies with Celtic's defender Kristoffer Ajer during the pre-season friendly football match between Glasgow Celtic and Olympique Lyonnais at Celtic Park in...

Promising talent

Ajer is a very talented and promising young central defender who has established himself as a key player for Celtic this season.

The Norway international has featured in 17 Scottish Premiership matches for the Hoops so far this season, according to Transfermarkt.co.uk.

The 19-year-old is still developing and improving, and working with former Liverpool and Swansea City manager Brendan Rodgers at Celtic is only going to make him better.

Kristoffer Ajer of Celtic vies with Manuel Milinkovic of Hearts of Midlothian during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Heart of Midlothian at Celtic Park on January 30,...

Linked-away

Ajer has been linked with a move away from Celtic in the summer transfer window.

According to The Sunday Mirror (print edition, page 72, April 1, 2018), German club Borussia Dortmund are interested in signing him in the summer (click here to read more).

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