Celtic had scouts watching Rosenborg left-back Birger Meling as the club are weighing up a potential move for the Norwegian, according to The Scottish Sun
What’s the story?
Celtic sent a scout to watch Meling in action as his Rosenborg side fell 2-0 in their UEFA Champions League play-off round first leg against Dinamo Zagreb, which now leaves Rosenborg’s qualification hopes hanging in the balance.
Celtic legend Chris Sutton has been confident that this deal would happen for some time, he told The Scottish Sun: “Just going to give you a bit of news, I think Celtic are going to sign the Rosenborg left-back. Meling. We’re nearly there.”
With Celtic seemingly unwilling to pay the £3million asking price for Kilmarnock’s Greg Taylor, the importance of this transfer to Celtic is becoming massive.
Will Meling’s arrival have a knock-on effect for Bolingoli?
Meling, it would seem, is Celtic’s main target to replace the departed Kieran Tierney. His European experience could be one of the reasons why Neil Lennon appears to be so keen to bring him in, having played 10 times in the Europa League group stages over the last two season.