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Celtic take highly-rated Norwegian Kristoffer Ajer on trial

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Norwegian midfielder Kristoffer Ajer has flown into Glasgow to start a week long trial with Scottish champions Celtic.

The 17-year-old who plays for IK Start in his native Norway, was given permission to travel to Glasgow by his club, will start training on Wednesday.

If the trial is successful the attacking midfielder could become Ronny Deila’s first signing of the January transfer window and with one year left on his contract with Start – the Norwegians are looking to cash in on their club captain.

Still at a relatively young age, Ajer has been watched by a number of clubs this season including Paris Saint Germain, Liverpool, Roma and Arsenal.

Ajer signed for IK Start from Lillestrom SK in July 2014, and has made 47 appearances scoring 13 goals.

IK Start are currently 14th in the Norwegian Tippeligaen.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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