'Class act': Celtic fans want Birger Meling signed now

Celtic fans show their support prior to the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Hearts at Celtic Park on May 19, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rosenborg's Birger Meling shone against Celtic in Champions League qualifying but could he replace Kieran Tierney at Parkhead?

James Forrest of Celtic is challenged by Birger Meling of Rosenborg BK  during the UEFA Europa League Group B match between Celtic and Rosenborg at Celtic Park on September 20, 2018 in...

Birger Meling certainly aced his audition.

Since July 2017, Rosenborg have played Celtic four times in the qualifying stage for the Champions League. And while the Norwegian giants might have been beaten over two legs both times by their Scottish counterparts, Meling still managed to catch the eye.

Aggressive and attack-minded at left-back, the former Middlesbrough youngster even scored at Parkhead in a 3-1 defeat 13 months ago. Driving forward with pace and purpose, Meling finished off a flowing move by punching the ball into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.

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Celtic fans certainly haven’t forgotten this little blond bombshell. Neither has the club itself.

Birger Meling of Rosenborg,  during Norwegian Cup Menn,  Brattvag v Rosenborg on May 9, 2018 in Brattvag, Norway.

With a new left-back a must before the end of the month following Kieran Tierney’s move to Arsenal last week, the Scottish Sun reports that Meling has played his way on to Celtic’s wish list.

The 24-year-old is open to a move after winning two league titles with Rosenborg and The Sun believes that he could be on his way to the UK to provide competition for Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo on the flank.

While links with Kilmarnock’s Greg Taylor have left supporters divided, it seems that Meling would arrive with the full backing of the green and white army.

James Forrest of Celtic is challenged by Birger Meling of Rosenborg BK during the UEFA Europa League Group B match between Celtic and Rosenborg at Celtic Park on September 20, 2018 in...

 

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