New Celtic midfielder Kristoffer Ajer admits he feels like a movie star



Kristoffer Ajer admits he felt like a movie star in Glasgow after completing his move to Celtic on Wednesday.

The 17-year-old midfielder jetted in from Norway to sign a four-year deal with fellow countryman Ronny Deila’s side.

Ajer will link up with the reigning Scottish champions in June after playing the first four months of the Tippeligaen with IK Start.

Ajer captained Start at the age of 16

And the teenager admits he was taken aback by the level of interest in him during his whirlwind trip to Scotland.

Ajer, who rejoined his Start team-mates on their La Manga pre-season training camp on Thursday, said: “Football means everything in Scotland. There were people who wanted to take pictures in the street and journalists at the airport.

“It was like being in a movie for a few days there, so it was great.

“It was also very tiring. I slept five hours three nights in a row now so it was a bit heavy.

“Now I’m back with Start and I’ll have my feet firmly on the ground.

“I’m not a Celtic player until June 10 and I’m thinking only of Start.”

Ajer, who came on as a 68th minute substitute in Thursday’s 2-1 friendly win over fellow Norwegian top-flight side Sarpsborg 08 in the Spanish resort, added: “It’s great I’ve got an opportunity to go to Celtic and I’m incredibly proud.

“But I have got half a season with Start and that’s the focus.

“I’ve been really happy at this club so I want to finish in style.”