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.
Celtic fans certainly haven’t forgotten this little blond bombshell. Neither has the club itself.
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.
The few times I've saw him he's impressed me. Think we could do a lot worse than bring him in board— Tim Trivia (@TriviaTim) August 12, 2019
Games we’ve played against Rosenberg past few years he has been a real stand out for them. Very impressive.— Tommy McGeorge (@Tommy9er) August 12, 2019
Apart from the game where forrest scored the winner over there i always thought he’d struggled against meling tbh— (@robbielaurie_88) August 12, 2019
Get him in ASAP. He's excellent.— murphpat35 (@Patrick_35_1888) August 12, 2019
Cracking player.— Colin Bruce (@cozzybruce1888) August 12, 2019
The couple games he played against us I thought he was excellent but confess haven’t seen any more of him!— Matthew Doherty (@Matthew210387) August 12, 2019
Good, great little player— Seamus Mac Gabhainn (@JamesSm87229531) August 12, 2019
Great signing if it comes off . Fits into our style and can defend at same time , 3 m yes please— bradders (@pbradders67) August 12, 2019
Oh please be true! Boys a class act— Dr Nick (@MadrasLad) August 12, 2019
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