Report: Ronny Deila identifies players in Norway as possible Celtic signings

Celtic boss Ronny Deila has reportedly targeted a number of players from Norway's Tippeligaen.

According to the Daily Mail, Celtic boss Ronny Deila is aiming to bring players in from his native Norway during this month's transfer window.

The Bhoys manager has come in for stern criticism so far this season, having seen his side crash out of both the Champions League and Europa League, whilst the club's Scottish Premiership title defence hasn't been completely convincing at times either.

Many fans have been looking for new signings during the January transfer window, but the Bhoys have yet to make any moves so far, though midfielder Ryan Christie has been recalled from his loan spell with Inverness.

A whole host of players have been linked, whilst, as noted by the Daily Mail, Deila took defender Andrei Peteleu and midfielder Kristoffer Ajer on trial to assess both players last week.

Norwegian wonderkid Ajer is a particularly intriguing target having made quite the name for himself with IK Start, and it seems that he may not be the only Norwegian talent Deila has his eyes on.

The report from the Daily Mail states that Deila has identified a number of players in Norway's Tippeligaen as potential Celtic signings.

Deila did swoop to land his former Stromsgodset star Jo Inge Berget during his first summer as Celtic boss, but he lasted just six months in Glasgow after a disastrous spell at Celtic Park, whilst Stefan Johansen - brought in from Stromsgodset by former boss Neil Lennon - has blown hot and cold so far.

The Celtic boss will be hoping that the targets he has identified enjoy much more success than Berget should they move to Glasgow, as the last thing Deila can afford to happen right now is failed transfers, with his job far from safe right now.

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