KRISTOFFER AJER is ready to save Brendan Rodgers cash in the transfer market.

The Celtic boss has been reported to be looking for another centre-back after the loss of Dedryck Boyata for up to three months with a knee injury.

Steven Caulker, his former captain at Swansea City, has already been linked with a move to rejoin his old gaffer after personal problems saw him slip down the pecking order at Queens Park Rangers.

However, the versatile 19-year-old Norwegian, who spent last season on loan at Kilmarnock, is determined to show he is up for the task if he is called upon.

Assuming the Hoops, two goals ahead, dodge disaster in the second leg of their Champions League qualifier against Linfield, they could meet Ajer’s fellow-countrymen Rosenborg in the next round with the Trondheim outfit facing Dundalk after drawing 1-1 in Ireland.

Ajer said: “First, we have an important game against Linfield on Wednesday.

“We did well over there and now we have to make sure we go through. Rosenborg also have to get through, but they are a good team who have done well in Norway.

“They would be good opponents and have strong attacking players who are good on the ball. There would be a lot of interest in the game in Norway.

“Celtic are a huge club with brilliant fans and a great history, so it would big news for Norwegian football.

“Rosenborg are the biggest club in my country, so it would get a lot of attention. The league is quite strong, but it’s not that physical compared to here.

“I learned a lot on that side of the game when I came here from guys like Scott Brown.

“I feel ready to play for Celtic in European games. I had a good year and it was disappointing to have an injury at the start of pre-season.

“But the physios did a great job on me and it was good to be back playing at Celtic Park on Saturday.”

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