Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer really caught the eye of fans on Saturday in action for Norway against Spain.
The 7-cap Norwegian international took on the Spanish superstars in a Euro 2020 qualifying clash, losing narrowly 2-1 away from home.
Ajer played played the full 90 minutes and was one of his side’s top performers, winning plaudits from Norwegians and also Celtic fans watching his progress closely.
Still just 20 years of age, he’s emerging as a top quality centre-back having changed his position from midfield during the Brendan Rodgers era.
He’s clearly still learning but looks to be improving all the time and has the potential to become a real elite player. More performances like Saturday’s against teams like Spain will only further enhance his reputation.
With Dedryck Boyata and Filip Benkovic on the verge of a Hoops exit, it seems inevitable he will play an even bigger role in the first-team next season.
These supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his weekend display…
Good shift tonight from Ajer playing at the heart of the Norwegian defence away to Spain.
Should become an accomplished Central defender in the next couple of seasons.
— Celtic Nation (@CelticNation67) March 23, 2019
Big #Ajer playing his usual warrior style in this Spain game. They've just won a penalty and he's going mental laughing at Ramos ????
— History Bhoys Abroad (@BhoysAbroad) March 23, 2019
Don’t even really think about it but what a talent Ajer actually is. Still only 20. Crazy
— Lewis (@LewisBhoy67) March 23, 2019
Kris Ajer looks like the real leader at the back for Norway tonight.
— Stuart Hodge (@hodgeythehack) March 23, 2019
Spain 2–1 Norway. That was a brave performance. Kristoffer Ajer was my man of the man, he put in a commanding display at the back. A well taken penalty from Josh King, we always have a chance with him in the team. Roll on Tuesday!
— Mathew Paul Gundersen (@Gundo10) March 23, 2019
Kristoffer Ajer is our best player. He’s class
— #4 ???????? (@DutchDominance) March 23, 2019
Someone in the big leagues, please sign Kristoffer Ajer this summer.
— ???????? (@NORStats) March 23, 2019
Like Ajer watched the Norway game against Spain last night and thought he played well
— Steven Nugent (@spiderlegs101) March 24, 2019