Celtic ace Kristoffer Ajer is set to hold talks with manager Brendan Rodgers about his future, with the possibility of a loan move to be discussed.
The midfielder spent the second half of the previous campaign on loan at Kilmarnock, and has made four appearances for the Bhoysâ€™ first-team during this season. He has also been named on the substitutesâ€™ bench on a further eight occasions.
The last of those was Celtic’s recent Champions League clash with Bayern Munich, which will have given the youngster experience of the elite level of the game, even though he did not get onto the pitch.
The 19-year-old spent the international break with the Norway under-21 side, who he helped to wins over Germany and Scotland, matches which will see his stock rise, which could see him being sought after, were he to be allowed to leave in January.
Ajer has admitted he will seek talks with Rodgers to see what the future holds for him, recognising the quality and depth Celtic have in his position, which could leave his opportunities restricted.
â€œThe transfer window opens on January 1, so Iâ€™ll talk to (Brendan) Rodgers and hear what the plan is for me.â€ he was quoted as telling Norwegian media outlet Aftenposten.
â€œIâ€™m 19 years old and play in midfield for the league champions so itâ€™s clear there are many good international players at the club.
â€œThere are many good players I compete with, but I have played good games already so they (Celtic) are very positive.â€
The Norwegian has shown his talent since arriving at Celtic Park last summer, but with the Bhoys likely to strengthen in January, he could find himself sliding down the pecking order somewhat, so a loan move could be the best for both parties.
On the flip side of that, with Celtic hoping to have Europa League football to contend with alongside a busy domestic programme, it might be that chances come along for Ajer in the second half of the campaign.
What happens in January will play out nearer the time, but before then the focus for the Norwegian, and his Bhoys teammates, will be on a busy return from the international break, which sees the Glasgow giants travelling to Ross County on Saturday before a Champions League match in Paris on Wednesday, ahead of the League Cup final against Motherwell next weekend.