Brendan Rodgers got his Celtic career underway this evening as he took charge of his first match as Hoops boss in a friendly against Slovenian side NK Celje and one man fans were extremely impressed with was new signing Kristoffer Ajer.
Rodgers has taken his team to Slovenia for a training camp where they will take part in non-competitive matches against Celje, Sturm Graz, Olimpija Ljubljana and Maribor.
There has been a serious buzz around Parkhead since Rodgers’ appointment, which has only been added to by the signing of Moussa Dembele from Fulham.
But it was 18-year-old Ajer who caught the eye of fans as he found himself immediately in the starting eleven for the Glasgow club’s first pre-season game at the unfamiliar position of centre back:
Very good second half. Controlled the game. Ajer, McCart, O'Connell, Ralston, Henderson, Roberts, Armstrong and Ciftci all looked good
— Marc (@marc_celtic) June 30, 2016
@aHellofaBeating I liked the look of your man Ajer. Composure beyond his age. You see his future at centre half or centre midfield?
— Gav Campbell (@Gav300879) June 30, 2016
@jamiemcgeorge Tierney impressed as usual but looks like there is a good player in Ajer. Not a centre back but handled it well. Talented.
— Brian McNally (@McNallyMirror) June 30, 2016
@TheMireCSC2002 thought Henderson, McGregor and Rogic done well. Agreed Ajer looked impressive.
— Alan Craig (@Acraig1990) June 30, 2016
Big ajer looks solid #Celtic ?
— Peter Brown (@petebrown86) June 30, 2016
Ajer looks decent for Celtic , sviatchenko suits that captains armband anaw keep it on him
— Luke… (@luke_mohan) June 30, 2016
First impressions- Ajer looks a great signing. 17??
— jaggyRodgers (@jaggytooth) June 30, 2016
Ajer is playing class
— Antonio (@ant0niogonzalez) June 30, 2016
Ajer is a player
— Con Friel (@con_friel) June 30, 2016
Ajer is very comfortable on the ball. Looks composed & cultured. Liking what I see
— ☯CarlJungleBhoy❋ (@CarlJungleBhoy) June 30, 2016
Ajer looks a player.
— Squigmeister (@Squigmeister) June 30, 2016
The Scottish champions will finish up in Slovenia next Saturday following the Maribor clash before travelling to Estonia or Gibraltar to play Flora Talinn or Lincoln in their first Champions League qualifier.
Could Ajer become a permanent fixture in the Hoops team?