On loan Celtic attacker Mohamed Elyounoussi has backed his teammate Kristoffer Ajer to eventually leave the club for bigger and better things in a huge money move.

The Bhoys swooped to take the Norway international in the summer when he was surplus to requirements at Southampton, a switch which saw him link up with his fellow countryman in Glasgow.

Elyounoussi knows a thing or two about big money moves, as he is currently the most expensive Norwegian player in history, courtesy of his £16 million move to the St Mary’s Stadium.

The attacker believes that his Celtic teammate could go on to emulate that record, when the inevitable happens and he departs Glasgow for bigger and better things.

Ajer has begun the season very strongly for the Bhoys, and has been a key figure in the success that Neil Lennon’s men have already had in this campaign, marshalling a strong defence which lost for the first time domestically at Livingston on Sunday.

Elyounoussi believes the 21-year-old is more than good enough to play in the Premier League, and gave a glowing reference about the central defender in a recent interview.

“We’ll see how long we keep Kristoffer,” TV2 quote him as saying.

“He has been here for a couple of years and done very well. I expect to see him in a bigger club and a bigger league.

“From what I’ve seen of him in the past and now on a daily basis in training and in action, he is more than good enough for the Premier League.

“You shouldn’t rule out him going there one day, and even beating my transfer record.”

Celtic fans will be hoping that the club keep both men for as long as possible, as they look to maintain their dominance domestically, as well as challenge for honours on the European stage over the remainder of the season.


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