Kristoffer Ajer Earns First Norway Senior Squad Call-Up After Celtic Form

Kristoffer Ajer Earns First Norway Senior Squad Call-Up After Celtic Form

Kristoffer Ajer has earned his first call-up to the Norway senior squad after his brilliant form for Celtic.

The 19-year-old centre back has emerged as one of Brendan Rodgers’ most important players over recent months, helping steady a ship in trouble with Dedryck Boyata and Jozo Simunovic at centre back.

He starred in the 3-2 win over rivals Rangers at Ibrox on Sunday and you’d imagine that performance just rubber-stamped Ajer’s place in Lars Lagerback’s squad for friendlies against Australia and Albania later this month:

Per Christian Wulff, of, Lagerback has been very impressed with Ajer, saying: “Kristoffer is very interesting, he’s qualified through his performances both for the U21 team and Celtic.”

That’s a big boost for Ajer after struggling to get regular games for Celtic in his first full season at the club.

He had to go out on loan to Kilmarnock for the second half of the last campaign and didn’t start this one as a first team choice for Rodgers, but he’s battled into the team and now looks likely to remain there as Celtic chase another domestic treble.

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