On Monday Celtic announced Kristoffer Ajer had signed a new four year contract with the club, and, as he often does, the 20 year old has spoken to his home media in Norway about everything.
It’s fair to say he sounds absolutely thrilled with the situation, and that Celtic think enough of him to offer a new contract.
Speaking to Norway’s TV2, via Fædrelandsvennen newspaper, Ajer explained his delight: “I think it’s incredibly cool. It has been a fantastic season at Celtic, and feeling Celtic really believes in me gives me a huge desire to continue my development. I’m doing great here in Glasgow both on and off the pitch, and this is a big day for me as a football player.”
See, he couldn’t sound much happier could he.
Earlier this year, Ajer got his first call-up to the Norwegian national team, and there was much excitement in the country, with claims he could go on to captain the team at some stage.
Not wanting to get carried away, Ajer said: “I’m still just a young boy of 19 years old at my first national team gathering, so it’s exciting to join.”
But something he was willing to talk up in March was how he feels about Celtic’s fan-base: “It’s hard to describe the passion around the club. They were voted the world’s best supporters in 2017, and that adds up. It’s completely crazy and impossible to communicate during matches.”