Brentford signed Kristoffer Ajer from Celtic in the summer transfer window.
The defender was keen on leaving Celtic Park in 2020, but couldn’t manage to get a move elsewhere. He had to wait for a year before sealing a transfer to the newly promoted Premier League side.
Earlier this month, the 23-year-old admitted he had several options to leave the Hoops in the last window. The centre-back decided to join the Bees since he felt they can help him to continue developing his game.
Thomas Frank’s side have conceded two goals their in first five league matches and the Norway international started in all these fixtures.
TV2 interviewed the ex-Celtic man and he detailed part of the conversation he had with Brentford officials over a Zoom call before he sealed a move to the English capital.
“They said that they had been to 123 games of Celtic and provided feedback on which ones were green and approved, and which ones were red and unacceptable,” he said.
“They analyse everything. What I liked about this club compared to the others, was that they said that there was a lot of exciting things about me they were interested in, but also that I had to improve a lot.”
The Norwegian points out the feedback to improve his game often comes from Frank’s assistant, Brian Riemer.
“He [Riemer] often sends me messages during the week: ‘Have you seen this situation? What happened there? What can you do differently?’ Then it’s straight in and find out what situations he’s talking about. He thinks football 24/7,” Ajer explained.
The effort put in by Brentford in watching Ajer play over 100 games for Celtic, and their detailed plan on how he can improve his game further, played a vital role in convincing him to join them over other clubs.