Kristoffer Ajer would struggle in the Premier League according to former Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor.

The 23-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Newcastle United recently after a claim the club sent scouts to watch him last weekend.

But speaking to Football Insider the former Villains striker has his doubts about whether the player could cope with playing in the English top flight.

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"I think he’s a good player but I don’t see him in the Premier League, to be honest," he said.

"He wouldn’t get the time on the ball in the Premier League.

"You can’t be flying forward in the Premier League like he does."

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The Norwegian has played 44 times for the Hoops this season and has been one of their more consistent performers.

Ajer reportedly wanted to leave Parkhead last year and is among a number of players expected to move on this summer, with the centre-back's contract set to expire at the end of next season.