Celtic winger Mohamed Elyounoussi has backed Kristoffer Ajer for a big move.
Celtic winger Mohamed Elyounoussi has told TV2 back in his native Norway that he thinks Kristoffer Ajer will make a big move away from the club – possibly for a Norwegian record.
The Bhoys swooped to land Elyounoussi on loan from Southampton in August, bringing him to Parkhead for the season having struggled in England.
Elyounoussi, 25, has impressed for Celtic so far, scoring against CFR Cluj last week before being one of the few shining lights for the Bhoys in their 2-0 defeat at Livingston.
The winger will hopefully get back to his best at Celtic, and he’s at least being aided by the presence of international teammate Ajer at Parkhead.
The pair know each other from international duty, which may have helped Elyounoussi settle in, and he’s certainly a big fan of the defender.
Ajer, 21, has become a star at Parkhead since joining for just £750,000 from IK Start in 2016, with the youngster becoming Ronny Deila’s final signing at Parkhead (Daily Record).
Now, Elyounoussi has admitted that he predicted a big move for Ajer, suggesting that he knows he’s good enough to play in the Premier League.
Elyounoussi even suggested that Ajer could beat him to become the most expensive Norwegian player in history, a record Elyounoussi holds with his £16million move to Southampton (Telegraph).
“We’ll see how long we keep Kristoffer,” said Elyounoussi. “He has been here for a couple of years and done very well. I expect to see him in a bigger club and a bigger league. From what I’ve seen of him in the past and now on a daily basis in training and in action, he is more than good enough for the Premier League. You shouldn’t rule out him going there one day, and even beating my transfer record,” he added.
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