Coach backs new signing to become ‘big star’ at Celtic

IK Start manager Espen Borufsen has backed new Celtic signing Kristoffer Ajer to succeed at the Scottish champions.

The 18-year-old was signed by previous boss Ronny Deila in February for £750,000 and will join his new club next month.

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Borufsen believes that the arrival of new manager Brendan Rodgers won’t affect Ajer, whom he thinks has a wise head and young shoulders, and will want to prove to the Northern Irishman that he merits inclusion in the Celtic team. He told the Daily Record:

“Celtic are a good team but there is no reason why he won’t get a game as he is a very good player. He’s shown here that he can handle everything that has been thrown at him and I am sure he will do well in Scotland.”

“People forget he is still only 18 because he has an adult head on his young shoulders. He’s been given a chance by going to a huge club and will go on to be a big star.”

The midfielder has played 11 matches for Start so far this season but has yet to get off the mark in terms of goals. He does have two assists to his name though.

His side are currently bottom of Norway’s Tippeligaen with just six points from 12 games.

They are yet to win this season, and he will be hoping for greater success when he joins Celtic this summer.

 


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