Celtic fans heap praise on Ajer as defender turns 21

Loads of Celtic fans have been reacting to a tweet from the club, as the Bhoys wished Kristoffer Ajer a happy 21st birthday.

It’s easy to forget Ajer is so young such is the quality and maturity of his recent performances, but not long ago the defender may have been heading towards the scrapheap.

After the Bhoys were knocked out of the Champions League, all of Brendan Rodgers’ centre back options were in fans’ bad books, but they have gradually redeemed themselves throughout the season.

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Dedryck Boyata was superb until his injury while Jozo Simunovic put in one of his best ever Celtic performances last weekend.

No one has impressed more than Ajer though, who is finally starting to fulfil the potential that convinced the club to sign him as a teenager back in 2016.

The now 21 year-old has made 39 appearances in all competitions this season, adding one goal and one assist, and his composure playing the ball out from defence is a breathe of fresh air.

After the club tweeted a birthday message to the young Norwegian international on Wednesday, fans were quick to heap praise on their rising star.

Take a look at the best of the Twitter reactions down below…